Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Disease Control / Event / Kenya / PIL / PPR / Small Ruminants

ILRI, FAO and Kenya veterinary service providers discuss control of peste de petits ruminants

Peste des petits ruminants (PPR), also known as goat plague, is a highly contagious viral disease of sheep and goats. The disease causes heavy losses especially in goats and has been described as one of the most damaging livestock diseases in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. On 7 October 2015, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and FAO held a joint workshop with veterinary service providers in Kenya on the socio-economic study of PPR. Continue reading

Agriculture / Article / CGIAR / Event / Humid Tropics / HUMIDTROPICS / PIL / Research

Tapping into our creative potential: Humidtropics writeshop on innovation platform case studies

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. Continue reading

Communications / Event / ILRI / ILRIComms / Kenya / Knowledge and Information / Research

CGIAR leads communication-for-research uptake (ResUP) training at Nairobi symposium

A CGIAR-led half-day training session on ‘key messaging and pitching for impact and influencing decision-makers to take up research’ was held on the last day of a ResUp Meet Up Symposium and Training Exchange held 9-12 February 2015 in Nairobi, to explore emerging issues and advance skills and practice in research uptake. Continue reading