A4NH / Agri-Health / Animal Diseases / East Africa / Emerging Diseases / Event report / Health / ILRI / Livestock / Research / Zoonotic Diseases

Livestock and human health – directions for ILRI

As part of a session on ‘livestock and human health’ at the recent ‘LiveSTOCK Exchange’ event, Brian Perry interviewed a panel of ILRI staff on future research in this area as part of the new CGIAR Research Program (CRP4) on Agriculture for Improved Nutrition and Health. Topics addressed by Delia Grace include the topical and … Continue reading

ASF / CBPP / Directorate / Event report / ILRI / Presentation / Research / Staff

Livestock research for development in a complex, messy world: Carlos Seré reflects on a decade of work for ILRI

ILRI former director general Carlos Seré at an ILRI ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event held in Nov 2011 on ILRI’s campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to reflect on the ‘Seré legacy’ and ways forward for the institute under ILRI’s new director general, Jimmy Smith (photo credit: ILRI/Zerihun Sewunet). On 9 and 10 November 2011, the ILRI Board of … Continue reading

Animal Production / Directorate / ILRI / Interview / Livestock / Pro-Poor Livestock / Research

Billions depend on livestock

The New Agriculturist’s Geneviève Renard recently interviewed ILRI Director General Jimmy Smith about the challenges facing livestock and livestock research. Livestock play a vital role in the income and livelihoods of billions and they are also a safety net for the poor. To help smallholders escape their poverty, we need to act on productivity: by … Continue reading

Animal Breeding / Animal Production / Biotechnology / East Africa / Event report / Genetics / ILRI / Livestock / Livestock Systems / Research

Livestock research directions for ILRI – systems, health, genetics, impacts?

  During the November 2011 ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event at ILRI, we video recorded reports back from group discussions in three of the sessions: Animal health and genetics – issues and controversies for ILRI research. This session discussed significant or controversial developments; the next big thing in animal genetics, breeding, health, genomics, and feeding.   Livestock … Continue reading

Directorate / ILRI / Interview / Livestock Systems / Research / Staff

Carlos Seré: On the LiveSTOCK Exchange ‘hard seat’

During the November 2011 ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event at ILRI, Brian Perry interviewed Carlos Seré, former Director General of the International Livestock Research Institute. Watch the video: On 9 and 10 November 2011, the ILRI Board of Trustees hosted a 2-day ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ to discuss and reflect on livestock research for development. The event synthesized sector … Continue reading

Animal Production / Directorate / ILRI / Interview / Livestock / Livestock Systems / Research / Staff

Jimmy Smith: On the LiveSTOCK Exchange ‘hard seat’

During the November 2011 ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event at ILRI, Brian Perry interviewed Jimmy Smith, Director of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Watch the video: On 9 and 10 November 2011, the ILRI Board of Trustees hosted a 2-day ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ to discuss and reflect on livestock research for development. The event synthesized sector and … Continue reading

Aflatoxins / Africa / BecA / Biotechnology / East Africa / Genetics / ILRI / Interview / Research / Staff

Segenet Kelemu: On the LiveSTOCK Exchange ‘hard seat’

During the November 2011 ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event at ILRI, Brian Perry interviewed Segenet Kelemu, Director of the Biosciences eastern and central Africa (BecA) Hub. Watch the video:   On 9 and 10 November 2011, the ILRI Board of Trustees hosted a 2-day ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ to discuss and reflect on livestock research for development. The event … Continue reading