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ILRI renews collaboration to support livestock development in the Philippines

Fodder for water buffaloes in the Philippines

A small-scale livestock farmer in the Philippines. ILRI is supporting livestock research and development in the country (photo credit: ILRI).

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has renewed collaboration with the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) to support the country’s livestock sector.

According to an article on PCAARRD’s website, this collaboration will ‘focus on livestock research and development initiatives and advocacies’.

The renewed collaboration follows a meeting, in November 2014, between Patricio Faylon, the executive director of the council and Steve Staal, ILRI’s regional representative for East and Southeast Asia, which identified priority areas and opportunities for cooperation between the two organizations. At the meeting, Staal expressed ILRI’s interest in supporting the council’s initiatives in ‘conservation and utilization of Philippine native animals like swine and native chicken.’

PCAARRD-ILRI collaboration dates back to the early 2000s when ILRI projects on small ruminants and crop-animal system projects were coordinated by the council.

Read the full article: ILRI backs PCAARRD’s livestock research and development initiatives and advocacies.

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