During the November 2011 ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event at ILRI, we video recorded reports back from group discussions in three of the sessions:
Animal health and genetics – issues and controversies for ILRI research. This session discussed significant or controversial developments; the next big thing in animal genetics, breeding, health, genomics, and feeding.
Livestock systems in transition – issues on the ILRI agenda . This session looked at experiences with different aspects of livestock systems: Crop residue tradeoffs, sustainable intensification, vulnerability and pastoralism, livestock-water and climate change.
Livestock impact pathways – needs, targeting, up front investments are important. This session discussed ways to enhance ILRI efforts on capacity development, knowledge, gender, communication, partnerships and innovation platforms.
On 9 and 10 November 2011, the ILRI Board of Trustees hosted a 2-day ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ to discuss and reflect on livestock research for development. The event synthesized sector and ILRI learning and helped frame future livestock research for development directions.