This paper from the World Bank explores whether ownership of various livestock species increases consumption of animal source foods and helps improve child nutritional status.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is funding new five-year project, led by ILRI, to improve native chicken breeds in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania.
An initiative by the Bio-resources Innovations Network for Eastern Africa (Bio-Innovate) Program is helping Uganda’s Kampala city abattoir generate power from biogas to meet its energy needs while conserving the environment.
What is the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish doing to develop capacity to enhance smallholder agricultural value chains in Asia, Africa and Latin America? Take a look at this wonderfully animated 6-minute video to find out.
Bright Rwamirama, Honourable State Minister for Animal Industry, Uganda (left), and Modibo Traoré, FAO sub-regional coordinator for eastern Africa and representative to Ethiopia, the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, at the ILRI@40 conference in Nairobi, 1 Oct 2014 (photo credit: ILRI/Paul Karaimu). Which matters most to Africa’s agricultural development? Research …
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) recently brought together pig value chain actors in Masaka District to review and identify measures of preventing the spread of ASF.
Research on disease-resistant Napier grass forage for dairy cows is a joint collaboration between ILRI, KALRO and the national research institutes of Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda under the East African Productivity project.
The World Bank has proved an additional credit of $US75 million to improve the livelihoods and resilience of pastoralists in the Horn of Africa. The funds will help to strengthen the organizational capacity of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD).
Inspecting a pig’s health in Busia, western Kenya (photo credit: ILRI/Charlie Pye-Smith). ‘Occurrence of African swine fever (ASF) was reported in almost half of the countries that make up the African continent in 2012. This transboundary animal disease (TAD) can have a powerful negative impact on a nation’s economy and social structures. It causes major …
ILRI is leading most ecohealth approaches in Kenya, in collaboration with the International Development Research Centre, a Canadian corporation that supports research in developing countries, and has regional offices in Nairobi.