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People, the planet, and sustainable livestock: Livestock live talk at ILRI on18 January 2013

On Friday, 18 January 2013, Jeroen Dijkman, an internationally recognized authority on agricultural innovation systems and rural development practice and planning, will give a ‘livestock live talk’ seminar on ‘People, the planet, and sustainable livestock’, at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), in Nairobi, Kenya.

View the event announcement:

He was previously the director of an Enabling Innovation Theme of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and the senior officer of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Initiative, which was credited with influencing global thinking on policy and institutional change.

Currently, Dijkman works for the Livestock Information, Sector Analysis and Policy Branch of the FAO, from where he coordinates the Learning, Innovation and Knowledge (LINK) program, which explores and manages agricultural innovation processes, programs and policies in developing countries ( He also coordinates the Global Agenda of Action for Sustainable Livestock Sector Development, a multi-stakeholder dialogue and action initiative that focus on more efficient use of natural resources, supporting a change of practice among decision-makers and harnessing partnerships (

Dijkman has over 20 years of experience in the promotion of development, innovation and policy and institutional change in the rural and agricultural sectors. He is an alumni of Edinburgh University’s Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine.

The talk will be held at  ILRI Nairobi campus, John Vercoe Auditorium (JVC) from 1500- 1600 hours.

Join the live presentation of this seminar online:


Livestock live talks’ is a seminar series at ILRI that aims to address livestock-related issues, mobilize external as well as in-house expertise and audiences and engage the livestock community around interdisciplinary conversations that ask hard questions and seek to refine current research concepts and practices.

All ILRI staff, partners and donors, and interested outsiders are invited. Those non-staff who would want to come, please contact Angeline Nekesa at a.nekesa[at] (or via ILRI switchboard 020 422 3000) to let her know. If you would like to give one of these seminars, or have someone you would like to recommend, please contact Silvia Silvestri at s.silvestri[at] (or via ILRI switchboard 020 422 3000).

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