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Disease-resistant Napier grass for East African dairy farmers

ILRI-KALRO display of disease-resistant varieties of Napier grass at the 13th Biennial Scientific Conference and Exhibition of the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), now named the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO), in Oct 2012 (photo credit: ILRI/Alexandra Jorge). ‘Scientists in East Africa are currently conducting research in order to select a disease resistant … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / CapDev / CRP12 / CRP37 / PTVC / Tanzania / Value Chains

MilkIT project showcased at the 6th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture

Jo Cadilhon an agricultural economist at ILRI presented a paper on ‘Field testing a conceptual framework for innovation platform impact assessment: the case of MilkIT dairy platforms in Tanga region, Tanzania’ at this week’s (27-30 October 2014) 6th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture in Nairobi, Kenya. Continue reading

Agri-Health / CRP4 / Disease Control / Emerging Diseases / Environment / Food Safety / FSZ / Guinea / ILRI / Nigeria / Opinion piece / Pigs / Senegal / USA / West Africa / Zoonotic Diseases

Ebola: Three unpalatable truths

The district of Kailahun, in eastern Sierra Leone, bordering Guinea, is home to this 88-bed largest Ebola treatment and isolation centre set up by Médecins Sans Frontières (photo on Flickr by ©EC/ECHO/Cyprien Fabre). This opinion piece is written by Eliza Smith ‘By now, it seems we’ve heard everything there is to hear about the mysterious … Continue reading

CRP11 / Drylands / ILRI / LSE / Opinion piece / Pastoralism / Policy / Vulnerability

Getting political about ensuring pastoral land rights

Participatory work for ensuring equitable use of, and rights to, pastoral rangelands (photo credit: Fiona Flintan). This article is written by ILRI rangeland governance specialist Fiona Flintan, who also serves as a technical coordinator for the Rangelands Initiative of the International Land Coalition (ILC). ‘It is easy, too easy, for scientists and others to shy away … Continue reading

Animal Diseases / Animal Health / ASF / BecA / BioSciences / CRP37 / Disease Control / East Africa / ILRI / Kenya / Pigs / Project / Uganda

Organizations join forces to fight African swine fever

Inspecting a pig’s health in Busia, western Kenya (photo credit: ILRI/Charlie Pye-Smith). ‘Occurrence of African swine fever (ASF) was reported in almost half of the countries that make up the African continent in 2012. This transboundary animal disease (TAD) can have a powerful negative impact on a nation’s economy and social structures. It causes major … Continue reading