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

Agriculture / Animal Production / Article / Consumption / CRP37 / East Africa / Livestock / Markets / Research / Tanzania / Value Chains

Dairy researchers say efficient systems key to boosting milk production in Tanzania

A recent study by Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) shows that only 30% of the capacity of milk processing plants is utilized in Tanzania and per capita milk consumption in the country is a mere quarter of the global milk consumption standard. 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

Africa / Agriculture / Article / Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / Climate Change / LSE / Research

ILRI supports early career agricultural researchers through the CIRCLE fellowship program

ILRI is a ‘host’ and ‘home’ institute for the CIRCLE program which is integrated into ILRI’s graduate fellowship program and coordinated by the Capacity Development unit with support from the Livestock Systems and Environment (LSE) program and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). Continue reading