Africa / Asia / ILRI / Livestock / Report / Research

Global research with regional relevance – How ILRI works in different parts of the world

For the November 2011 ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event at ILRI, Iain Wright, Siboniso Moyo and Abdou Fall prepared an issue brief on ILRI’s regional activities … As a global research institute, ILRI focuses its research on challenges of global importance At the same time, it serves the needs of its stakeholders and poor livestock keepers in … Continue reading

A4NH / Agri-Health / Agriculture / Animal Diseases / Emerging Diseases / Epidemiology / Ethiopia / Event / Human Health / Zoonotic Diseases

Livestock experts to raise profile of livestock and human health research

Livestock experts reflect on livestock research over the past decade and trends that will drive future livestock research during the ‘Livestock Exchange’ held 9-10 November 2011 at ILRI in Ethiopia (picture credit: ILRI/Ewen Le Borgne). Livestock researchers, meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, say that managing livestock diseases of developing countries can save lives as well … Continue reading

Africa / Animal Breeding / Animal Production / Cattle / East Africa / Ethiopia / Genetics / ILRI / IPMS / Livestock / Report / Research

Mass artificial insemination interventions to enhance dairy and beef production in Ethiopia

For the November 2011 ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event at ILRI, Azage Tegegne and Dirk Hoekstra prepared an issue brief on genetic improvement of cattle in the ‘Improving the Productivity and Market Success of Ethiopian farmers’ (IPMS) project … A key intervention for dairy and meat value chains in Ethiopia is the use of genetically improved cows. … Continue reading

Directorate / Ethiopia / Event / ILRI / ILRIComms / Presentation / Pro-Poor Livestock / Research

Amidst change, a time to take stock of livestock science to reduce poverty

Carlos Seré, former director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) (photo credit: ILRI). This week in the Ethiopia capital of Addis Ababa, the first board meeting of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) with participation by Jimmy Smith, ILRI’s new director general, is coinciding with a last farewell to ILRI’s outgoing director general, … Continue reading

ILRI / Impact Assessment / Livestock / Report / Research

Outcomes and impacts of ILRI research 2005-2010

For the November 2011 ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event at ILRI, Nancy Johnson prepared an issue brief on ILRI’s outcomes and impacts … From 2005-2010, the CGIAR compiled evidence on outcomes and impacts from center research as part of the annual Performance Measurement System. This brief provides background information on outcomes and impacts. I make a few … Continue reading

Animal Production / BecA / Diagnostics / Disease Control / Film and video / ILRI / Kenya / Tanzania / Uganda / Vaccines

A focus on focus: Reining in an eclectic past to make a bigger difference

For the November 2011 ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Tom Randolph, an American agricultural economist recently appointed director of a new multi-centre CGIAR Research Program (3.7: Livestock and Fish), reflects on ILRI’s longstanding strategic path toward greater disciplinary integration to achieve greater coherence and impact. An agricultural economist who came … Continue reading

Biotechnology / Diagnostics / Disease Control / ECF / Film and video / Kenya / Livestock / RVF / Vaccines

Finding a needle in a (molecular) haystack: A decade-long search for a parasite molecule on which to build a new vaccine against East Coast fever comes to fruition

For the November 2011 ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Roger Pellé, a molecular biologist from Cameroon, reflects on ILRI’s biotechnology research accomplishments over the past decade that have involved partnerships with centres and countries in Africa. ‘I first came to ILRI in 1990 to work on trypanosomosis, a cattle disease … Continue reading

Animal Breeding / Biodiversity / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / Knowledge and Information / Livestock / Report / Research

Information systems on domestic animal genetic resources

For the November 2011 ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event at ILRI, Tadelle Dessie, Yetnayet Mamo and Okeyo Mwai prepared an issue brief on the Domestic Animal Genetic Resources Information System (DAGRIS) … In developing countries, lack of accurate information on the diversity and status of existing farm animal genetic resources is believed to exacerbate the alarming rate … Continue reading

Animal Diseases / Animal Production / ILRI / Livestock / Poultry / Report / Research

Why chicken research for development?

For the November 2011 ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event at ILRI, Tadelle Dessie prepared an issue brief on the importance of research on poultry … He argues that chicken production promises considerable potential to improve the livelihoods of rapidly increasing populations of developing countries. For many poor people in developing countries, chickens are the only type of … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / Film and video

Investing in people = investing in long-term benefits

For the November 2011 ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Purvi Mehta, head of capacity strengthening, reflects on ILRI’s capacity development activities. ‘I joined ILRI in 2009. Before working at ILRI, I was director of a non-governmental organization in India that worked with the government and over 68,000 farmers in technology … Continue reading