Animal Products / Article / Communications / PA / Policy

Communicating animal science to the general public

The current (July 2015) issue of Animal Frontiers, ‘Communicating the Animal Sciences Effectively’, focuses on the challenges associated with how best to communicate animal science information with policymakers, the public, and students. Communicating effectively with these stakeholder groups is critical to the future of the livestock and poultry industries. Continue reading

ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Livestock / Research / Roundup

Livestock Matter(s): ILRI news ’round-up’ May–June 2015

The May–June 2015 issue of ‘Livestock Matter(s)’ provides a round-up of livestock development news, publications, presentations, images and upcoming events from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and its partners. Download a print version or sign up to get Livestock Matter(s) in your mailbox each month. Continue reading

Agriculture / CRP2 / East Africa / Livelihoods / Livestock / Markets / PTVC / Report / Small Ruminants / Somalia / Trade / Value Chains

ILRI research brief says marketing information tool has improved livestock trading in Somaliland

A new ILRI research brief shows that a livestock marketing information system (LMIS) has improved access to animal marketing information and helped increase trading in livestock in Somaliland. Continue reading

ABS / Animal Breeding / Article / Biotechnology / CGIAR / Climate Change / CRP4 / CRP7 / Disease Control / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds

Toughening animal agriculture for worse climate with ‘preventive breeding’–Scientific American

Scientists from . . . CGIAR . . . are setting up a “preemptive breeding” program to develop livestock with resistance to potential widespread outbreaks of currently localized diseases to help reduce some of the losses that would occur. CGIAR scientists presented their preemptive breeding strategy and new evidence of threats from climate change to the science advisory body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change on June 4. Continue reading