Agriculture / CapDev

Agricultural research for development funding and fellowship opportunities

The Platform for African-European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development (PAEPARD) has announced funding and fellowship opportunities as follows. Agriculture IPNI Science Award 2014 The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) Science Award recognizes and promotes distinguished contributions by scientists involved with global ecological intensification of crop production. The award, of US$5,000, is presented each year … Continue reading

Agri-Health / Animal Production / ASF / CRP37 / CRP4 / East Africa / Event report / Food Safety / FSZ / ILRI / ILRIComms / Integrated Sciences / Kenya / PA / Pigs / Uganda

ILRI at the Africa Livestock Conference and Exhibition (ALiCE) 2014 Conference in Uganda

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) participated actively in the African Livestock Conference and Exhibition (ALiCE2014), the theme of which was ‘Developing livestock value chains and improving livelihood in Africa’, held at the Speke Resort & Conference Centre, in Kampala, Uganda, 18–20 June 2014. Continue reading

CRP2 / CRP37 / Dairying / Event / Gender / Markets / PTVC / Value Chains

Appel à contributions: Séminaire sur le développement des chaînes de valeur lait en Afrique

You don’t read French? Read the English version of this post here. L’Institut international de recherche sur l’élevage (ILRI) et CTA invitent les acteurs du développement et chercheurs à contribuer au Séminaire sur les chaînes de valeur lait en Afrique, qui aura lieu à Nairobi (Kenya) du 21 au 24 septembre 2014. L’objectif de ce … Continue reading

Award / CapDev / Scholarship

Call for applications for 2015 AWARD fellowships

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) is calling for applications for its 2015 fellowships. AWARD is a career-development program that equips top women agricultural scientists across sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate agricultural gains by strengthening their research and leadership skills, through tailored fellowships. The program is a catalyst for innovations with high potential to contribute to … Continue reading

ASSP / Capacity Strengthening / Crop-Livestock / CRP5 / East Africa / Environment / Ethiopia / Extension / Farming Systems / ILRI / ILRIComms / Innovation Systems / Livestock-Water / Nile / NRM / Research / Water

Eight principles for land and water management in the Nile Basin

The Nile Basin Development Challenge (NBDC) in Ethiopia distilled insights, findings and experiences into eight key messages which, taken together, contribute to new water and land management paradigm that enables poor smallholder farmers improve their food security, livelihoods and incomes while conserving the natural resource base. Continue reading

Agriculture / CRP37 / Directorate / Event / Livestock / Livestock Systems / Livestock-Fish / Tanzania

Livestock minister emphasizes fish farming at ILRI-Tanzania office opening

The Minister for Livestock and Fisheries Development in Tanzania, Hon Titus Mlengeya (MP), has requested the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) to work more closely with Tanzanian research institutions to develop appropriate technologies for fish farming in the country. The request was made at the official opening of the ILRI-Tanzania office on 13 Jun 2014 in Dar es Salaam. Continue reading

CRP37 / Dairying / East Africa / ILRI / ILRIComms / Integrated Sciences / LGI / Southern Africa / Tanzania

Gates-funded East African Dairy Development project expands into Tanzania

More than 200 participants attended the launch of the Tanzanian phase of the East Africa Dairy Development project in late March 2014, among them players in the country’s dairy sector, including dairy processors, officials from the Tanzania Dairy Board, dairy farmers, banks, microfinance organisations and ILRI. Continue reading