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ILRI’s new director general designate makes news in Guyana

Tropentag 2010 - Keynote Lectures Tuesday

Jimmy Smith, livestock advisor at the World Bank giving keynote lecture at Tropentag 2010 conference (photo credit: Tropentag on Flickr).

‘Guyanese Jimmy Smith has been appointed the new Director General of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), in Nairobi Kenya.

‘The announcement was made by ILRI board chair Knut Hove at the 35th meeting of the ILRI Board of Trustees on April 13, the ILRI said on its website. “We are facing challenges to make livestock more beneficial to the poor and less harmful to the environments of the poor. We think Jimmy Smith is a strong leader for ILRI, one who will open up new partnerships for pro-poor livestock research,” Hove was quoted as saying. . . .’

Read this news at Stabroek News (Guyana): Guyanese to head international livestock institute, 20 April 2011.

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