Inalienable imperative—More, and more sustainable, meat, milk, eggs and fish for more than one billion people
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Inalienable imperative—More, and more sustainable, meat, milk, eggs and fish for more than one billion people

A new scientific article from the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems has four big messages: (1) Meat, offal, milk, eggs and fish are vital to—and missing from—the diets of nearly 800 million people. (2) ‘Animal-sourced foods’ are the best sources of high-quality nutrient-rich food for toddlers 6–23-months old. (3) The harms caused by livestock and animal-sourced foods to human and planetary health are overstated. (4) Sustainable development must address the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world. Continue reading

Animal Production / Asia / Climate Change / India / Livestock / South Asia

Proper livestock management can reduce global warming – Narayan Hegde

Livestock (cattle) the world over release about 18 per cent of carbon dioxide equivalent of methane through digestive and respiratory systems. Pune-based BAIF Development Research Foundation has published a concept paper taking note of this significant and dangerous contribution to global warming and how to cut down emission of methane by these animals using proper … Continue reading

ILRI / Livestock

Livestock goods and bads: ILRI annual meeting kicks off in Addis Ababa

On 15 April, ILRI staff gathered in Addis Ababa for their annual meeting. With more than 180 participants, the normally quiet campus is buzzing. More than 40 posters have been prepared for the meeting, showcasing the many different aspects of ILRI work. View them on slideshare. We have also started to upload all the presentations … Continue reading

ILRI / Livestock

Livestock goods and bads: Readings

Later this month, many staff, partners and members of the board of trustees of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) will gather in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the institute’s annual program meeting. On the ILRI blog, Alan Duncan, chair of the organizing committee, introduces the theme of this year’s meeting: ‘Livestock: The good, the bad … Continue reading