Africa / Animal Health / Disease Control / ILRI / Livestock / Opinion piece / Research / Vaccines / West Africa

Priorities for researching livestock diseases in Africa

For the November 2011 ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Oumar Diall, of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), reflects on ILRI’s animal health work in West Africa … In past years, most livestock research centered on three pillars: Animal health, animal reproduction and genetics, and animal nutrition. Fewer … Continue reading

Africa / Burkina Faso / Crop-Livestock / Ghana / ILRI / Livestock / Livestock-Water / NRM / Opinion piece / Research / West Africa / WLE

Water scarcity limits crop-livestock production in the Volta Basin

For the November 2011 ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event at ILRI, Sabine Douxchamps reflects on her livestock-water work in West Africa … Rainwater management strategies (RMS) have been extensively studied and promoted in the Volta Basin during the last decades. However, water scarcity still limits the agricultural production of most of the smallholder crop-livestock farms of the … Continue reading

Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / ILRI / Livestock / Opinion piece / Research

Building capacities – building bridges

For the November 2011 ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event at ILRI, Purvi Mehta-Bhatt reflects on capacity strengthening at ILRI … ‘ILRI was the only place in Africa, where I could get the international level training in livestock research’; ‘I may now be an African policy maker, but one of the greatest contributing factors to my ability to … Continue reading

Animal Production / Film and video / Livestock / Livestock Systems / Opinion piece / Research

Evolution de la recherche en élevage tropical

Dans le cadre du ‘LiveSTOCK Exchange’ organisé par l’ILRI, Mathieu Lesnoff du CIRAD discute des enjeux de la recherche liés à la demande croissante des produits animaux des pays du sud. Par rapport à l’approche « productiviste » classique des années passées (e.g. « une intervention – une réponse sur la production »), trois évolutions … Continue reading

Crop-Livestock / Directorate / ILRI / Interview / Livestock / Livestock Systems / Research / West Africa

Successful collaboration key to achieve livestock research impact

For the November 2011 ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event at ILRI, CIMMYT’s Bruno Gérard reflects on crop-livestock systems research at ILRI … There has been a long presence of ILRI (then ILCA) in West Africa, focusing both on Sudanian and Sahelian mixed crop livestock systems. A turning point for ILRI research in West Africa was the concentration … Continue reading