ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Livestock / Research / Roundup

Livestock Matter(s): ILRI news ’round-up’ January–February 2015

The January-February issue of ‘Livestock Matter(s)’ provides a round-up of livestock development news, publications, presentations, images and upcoming events from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and its partners. Download a print version or sign up to get Livestock Matter(s) in your mailbox each month. Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / Animal Feeding / CapDev / Dairying / ILRI / Innovation Systems / LIVESTOCKFISH / PIL / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value Chains

MilkIT project showcased at the 6th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture

Jo Cadilhon an agricultural economist at ILRI presented a paper on ‘Field testing a conceptual framework for innovation platform impact assessment: the case of MilkIT dairy platforms in Tanga region, Tanzania’ at this week’s (27-30 October 2014) 6th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture in Nairobi, Kenya. Continue reading

ECF / ILRI / ILVAC / Tick Unit

ILRI’s research on ticks showcased at South Africa conference on ticks and tick pathogens

A team of biosciences program staff represents the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) at the 12th Biennial Conference of the Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (STVM) and the VIII International Conference on Ticks and Tick-borne Pathogens (TTP8). The joint conference is held in Cape Town, South Africa, 24–29 August 2014. The aim of the conference … Continue reading

Agriculture / CapDev

Agricultural research for development funding and fellowship opportunities

The Platform for African-European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development (PAEPARD) has announced funding and fellowship opportunities as follows. Agriculture IPNI Science Award 2014 The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) Science Award recognizes and promotes distinguished contributions by scientists involved with global ecological intensification of crop production. The award, of US$5,000, is presented each year … Continue reading

Agriculture / Knowledge and Information / Presentation

Rob Burnett of Kenya’s popular ‘Well Told Story’ and ‘Shujazz FM’ to give ‘livestock live talk’ at ILRI this week (24 Apr 2013)

Over the next ten years, 26 million Kenyans will be aged between 15 and 24. All of sub-Saharan Africa is enjoying the same youth bulge. The start these youth get in life, the way they find work and information, their attitudes and their knowledge will be fundamental to the future and its prosperity. Rob Burnett, managing … Continue reading

Agriculture / Animal Production / Environment / Event / Livestock-Water / Water

How much water is in the meat on your plate? Livestock live talk at ILRI on 7 February 2013

What is a ‘water footprint’ and why does it matter? How does the ‘livestock water footprint’ differ between developing and developed countries? These are some of the questions that Arjen Hoekstra, a renowned professor in water management from the University of Twente in the Netherlands, will attempt to answer when he gives a ‘livestock live talk’ … Continue reading