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Livestock research directions for ILRI – systems, health, genetics, impacts?


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.

The liveSTOCK Exchange also marked the leadership and contributions of Dr. Carlos Seré as ILRI Director General.  See all posts in this series / Sign up for email alerts

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