Knowledge and Information / Pro-Poor Livestock

Participants give feedback on ILRI’s ‘livestock live talks’: Less frequent, more consistently memorable, please!

Since September 2012, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has been hosting livestock live talks, a series of monthly seminars that address livestock-related matters, mobilize external as well as in-house expertise and audiences and engage the livestock community around interdisciplinary conversations. The series aims to ask hard questions and to help refine concepts and practices in livestock research … Continue reading

Agri-Health / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Disease Control / East Africa / Ethiopia / Food Security / ILRIComms / Insurance / Kenya / Pastoralism / Presentation / Scaling

Scaling up quality agro-vet livestock services with SIDAI. ‘Livestock live talk’ at ILRI, 5 September 2013

Livestock farmers in Africa struggle to access good quality inputs, effective knowledge and fair markets. Regulation of the livestock input sector is very weak in Kenya, allowing unqualified people to open shops selling veterinary pharmaceuticals; many of which are counterfeit or under-strength. This leads to extensive misuse of drugs through poor diagnosis and administration of products. … Continue reading

Agriculture / ASSP / CCAFS / Climate Change / ILRI / ILRIComms / Presentation

Can smallholders mitigate global warming? ‘Livestock live talk’ at ILRI, 14 Aug 2013

Smallholder food producers in the developing world are most at risk of global warming. A World Bank report, Turn down the heat, released 19 Jun 2013, says Africa and Asia, home to most of the world’s poorest of the poor, will bear the brunt of widespread food shortages, unprecedented heat waves and more intense cyclones if … Continue reading

Dairying / East Africa / Event / ILRI / Kenya / Livelihoods / Livestock / LIVESTOCKFISH / Rwanda / Uganda

Dairy hubs in East Africa — Lessons from the East Africa Dairy Development project: ‘Livestock live talk’ at ILRI, 26 Jun 2013

On Wednesday 26 Jun 2013, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) hosts a ‘livestock live talk’ on Dairy hubs in East Africa: Lessons from the East Africa Dairy Development project. The talk by Isabelle Baltenweck, an agricultural economist at ILRI, and Gerald Mutinda, the East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) project’s regional manager in charge of … Continue reading

Agriculture / Knowledge and Information / Presentation

Rob Burnett of Kenya’s popular ‘Well Told Story’ and ‘Shujazz FM’ to give ‘livestock live talk’ at ILRI this week (24 Apr 2013)

Over the next ten years, 26 million Kenyans will be aged between 15 and 24. All of sub-Saharan Africa is enjoying the same youth bulge. The start these youth get in life, the way they find work and information, their attitudes and their knowledge will be fundamental to the future and its prosperity. Rob Burnett, managing … Continue reading

Agriculture / Animal Production / Capacity Strengthening / Crop-Livestock / East Africa / Ethiopia / Event / Extension / HUMIDTROPICS / Innovation Systems / Intensification / IPMS / Livestock / LIVESTOCKFISH / Markets / Research / Value Chains

Commodities, innovation and action research in Ethiopia: Livestock live talk at ILRI on 27 March 2013

The Improving Productivity and Market Success (IPMS) of Ethiopian Farmers project is coming to an end. IPMS aimed to transform agricultural productivity and rural development in Ethiopia through market-oriented agricultural development. Project staff worked with the Ethiopian Government to try new and innovative approaches and technologies. The team worked to achieve this objective through four main … Continue reading

Agriculture / Animal Production / Environment / Event / Livestock-Water / Water

How much water is in the meat on your plate? Livestock live talk at ILRI on 7 February 2013

What is a ‘water footprint’ and why does it matter? How does the ‘livestock water footprint’ differ between developing and developed countries? These are some of the questions that Arjen Hoekstra, a renowned professor in water management from the University of Twente in the Netherlands, will attempt to answer when he gives a ‘livestock live talk’ … Continue reading