Twelve individuals gathered at the Nairobi headquarters of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) from 24 to 27 February 2015 to spend a week focused on writing under a case study competition organized by the CGIAR Research Program on Humidtropics.
This Tropentag poster on the CGIAR Research Program on Humidtropics gives information on a situational analysis within the program which is one of the first research activities implemented in the field within the program.
From 18-20 August, the Africa RISING project in Ethiopia joined forces with the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish to hold a gender training for staff and partners in both projects.
The International Livestock Research Institute recently published a ‘situational analysis of agricultural production and marketing, and natural resources management systems in northwest Vietnam’ for the Humidtropics CGIAR research program. It is a starting point for the program’s work in one of the four geographical ‘Action Area Flagships’ where innovations are tested to meet the challenges of stakeholders. It paints a comprehensive and broad picture of the current systems that are key to tackling the problems faced in the target field sites.
From 7-10 October 2014, the Humidtropics CGIAR research program will host the first International Conference on Integrated Systems Research.
A recent paper that maps the global distributions of the world’s major livestock species has already been used to advance understanding of where surveillance efforts should be targeted to prevent the possible spread of a lethal bird flu virus now circulating in poultry populations in China, where it has killed 62 people. The original mapping work, led by Tim Robinson, of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and published at the end of May, was immediately put to practical use in locating large regions in South and Southeast Asia that would suit the new lethal virus.
Stakeholders involved in Humidtropics platforms from Africa, Asia, and Central America came together for the Humidtropics Capacity Development workshops held between April 29 and May 2, 2014, in Nairobi, Kenya. The workshops covered different approaches to agricultural innovation and were measurably successful in increasing knowledge and changing attitudes. Iddo Dror reflects on the learning that took place during the workshop.