Agriculture / Environment / Farming Systems / ILRI / Livestock Systems / Research

People, the planet, and sustainable livestock: Livestock live talk at ILRI on18 January 2013

On Friday, 18 January 2013, Jeroen Dijkman, an internationally recognized authority on agricultural innovation systems and rural development practice and planning, will give a ‘livestock live talk’ seminar on ‘People, the planet, and sustainable livestock’, at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), in Nairobi, Kenya. View the event announcement: He was previously the director of … Continue reading

CCAFS / Climate Change / ILRI / Presentation

‘Enormous potential’ of small-scale livestock farming to help mitigate global warming

The challenge ahead is unequivocal,” says Mario Herrero, senior agro-ecological systems analyst with the International Livestock Research Institute. “We need to feed 9 billion to 10 billion people in the future at a lower economic cost, but also in a socially and economically acceptable way.” Mario Herrero was speaking in Nairobi, Kenya, at a November … Continue reading

Agriculture / Animal Production / Cattle / Dairying / Kenya / Knowledge and Information

Livestock and mobile technology: Livestock live talk at ILRI on 11 December 2012

Su Kahumbu, a Kenyan social entrepreneur (TED Global Fellow 2010) and  2010 winner of Apps4Africa award for the  the iCow application, a cow management platform that helps small-scale farmers manage their dairy cows, will give a presentation on ‘livestock and mobile technology’ at the ILRI Nairobi campus John Vercoe Auditorium, on 11 December 2012, from 1500-1600 hours. View the event announcement: The iCow … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / Asia / CCAFS / Central America / Climate Change / Environment / Farming Systems / ILRI / Livestock Systems / Research

Livestock and global change: Livestock live talk at ILRI on 28 November 2012

Globally, the demand for meat products is growing at 1.8% per year due to increasing populations, economic growth and rapid urbanization. Agropastoral and pastoral systems cover 45% of the earth’s usable surface and supply 9% of global meat production, while mixed crop-livestock farming systems produce 54% of the total meat and 90% of the milk … Continue reading

A4NH / Agri-Health / Event / Research / Zoonotic Diseases

The deadly gifts of livestock: Livestock live talk at ILRI on 31 October 2012

On Wednesday 31 Octtober 2012, Delia Grace, a veterinary epidemiologist and food safety expert with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) gives a ‘livestock live talk’ on The deadly gifts of livestock at the ILRI campus in Nairobi. Grace’s presentation will focus on the socioeconomic and health impact of zoonoses (diseases transmitted between livestock and humans) … Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Asia / Crop residues / Crop-Livestock / Event / Feeds / Fodder / Research / South Asia

Using crop by-products to intensify and sustain food production: Livestock live talk at ILRI on 26 September 2012

On  26 September 2012, animal nutritionist Michael Blümmel with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) presented an ‘livestock live talk’ on Using crop by-products to intensify and sustain food production at the ILRI campus in Nairobi. View the presentation:   ‘Livestock live talks’ is a seminar series at ILRI that aims to address livestock-related issues, mobilize … Continue reading

Crop residues / Ethiopia / ILRI / ILRIComms / Intensification / Kenya / Presentation / Pro-Poor Livestock

New series of monthly high-level ‘livestock live talks’ begins in Nairobi and Addis Ababa

‘Livestock live talks’ is a new series of high-level monthly institutional one-hour seminars hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). The new seminar series aims to address livestock-related issues, mobilize external as well as in-house expertise and audiences and engage the livestock community around interdisciplinary conversations that ask hard questions and seek to refine … Continue reading