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New consortium to investigate environmental changes spreading diseases between animals and people in Africa

Malawi crop-and-livestock farmer (photo credit: ILRI/Susan MacMillan). One of the drivers of disease in Africa, a continent with a particularly heavy disease burden, are environmental changes that help to spread infectious pathogens between animals (both wild and domestic) and people. That is why the start of a new research program, in which the International Livestock … Continue reading

ICT / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge and Information / Livestock

ILRI communications update: Travelling knowledge, more bandwidth, getting social

In January 2011, the Partnerships and Communications group at the International Livestock Research Institute gathered in Addis Ababa to review 2010 progress and 2011 plans. Check out these video interviews: ILRI research ‘travelling’ further than ever (Bruce Scott) ILRI extends bandwidth and use of ICTs (Ian Moore) ILRI communications getting social (Susan Macmillan) See the 15 top communication … Continue reading

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Kenya dairy farming set to go high tech

The local dairy industry is set for a major revolution with the planned migration of services to a single digital platform next week. This will put Kenya among few countries with a digitalised dairy value-chain globally, according to the Kenya Dairy Board managing director Machira Gichohi. Various new technologies covering the entire dairy value chain … Continue reading