Paving the way for collaboration: ILRI board members visit goat breeding program and Arba Minch University in Ethiopia
Agriculture / Article / East Africa / Ethiopia / Livestock / Presentation / Research

Paving the way for collaboration: ILRI board members visit goat breeding program and Arba Minch University in Ethiopia

On 11 May 2019, two members of the ILRI Board of Trustees, Jing Zhu and Chanda Nimbkar; and scientists Olivier Hanotte and Aynalem Haile; from ILRI and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), respectively, visited a community-based goat breeding program in Baide village of Konso in southern Ethiopia. Continue reading

Livestock are ‘the future of Pakistan’s smallholder farmers’—PARC chairman
Article / ASSP / Goats / ILRI / Intensification / Pakistan / Pro-Poor Livestock / Sheep / Small Ruminants / South Asia

Livestock are ‘the future of Pakistan’s smallholder farmers’—PARC chairman

A flock of Makhi Cheeni goats near Hasilpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan (photo credit: ILRI/M Sajjad Khan). ‘Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Chairman Dr Nadeem Amjad stated that livestock was the future of the country’s poor farmers with small lands. . . . ‘Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister Nawab Muhammad Taimur Talpur inaugurated the shed as chief … Continue reading

Bangladesh / Burkina Faso / Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / CGIAR / Egypt / Ethiopia / Gender / ILRI / India / Livelihoods / Livestock-Fish / LIVESTOCKFISH / Markets / Photofilm / Tanzania / Uganda / Value Chains / Women

Short ‘Livestock and Fish’ animated video on what ‘capacity development’ is, what it does, why and with whom

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. Continue reading

Agriculture / CapDev

MSc and PhD scholarships available for agricultural research for development of strategic crops in Africa

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), a member of CGIAR, is offering MSc and PhD scholarships related to the wheat value chain in sub-Saharan Africa: breeding, seed production, disease and pest management, agronomy, irrigation, socio-economics and related fields. Wheat production in sub-Saharan Africa faces abiotic stresses (mainly heat and drought), … Continue reading

Drought / Drylands / DRYLANDSCRP / East Africa / Goats / ILRI / Launch / Pastoralism / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Southern Africa / Vulnerability

Drylands of the developing world: New livestock and crop research program launched

A herd of sheep and goats in northern Kenya (photo on Flickr by gordontour). The dry areas of the developing world occupy over 40% of the earth’s surface and are home to some 2.5 billion people. Many in these regions struggle to provide sufficient food for their growing populations and face a series of daunting … Continue reading

Animal Breeding / Ethiopia / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / Livestock / Sheep / Small Ruminants

ICARDA-ILRI-BOKU project hosts sheep breeding workshop in Addis Ababa

ICARDA-ILRI-BOKU project workshop – Dr. Azage Tegegne (group discussion report) On 29 October 2010, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) hosted a workshop as part of a project entitled ‘designing community-based breeding strategies for indigenous sheep breeds of smallholders in Ethiopia.’ The main objectives of the event were: share the achievement of the completed project … Continue reading