Animal Production / Consumption / Food Safety / Food Security / ILRI / Innovation Systems / Intensification / Livelihoods / Livestock / Markets / PIM / Policy / Report / Research / Trade / Value Chains

Livestock market opportunities for the poor: Smallholders can be competitive

For the November 2011 ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event at ILRI, Steve Staal, Derek Baker, Karl Rich, Ayele Gelan, Acho Okike, Delia Grace, Mohammad Jabbar, Mohamadou Fadiga, Ranjitha Puskur, Lucy Lapar, Berhanu Gebremedhin, Amos Omore and Francis Wanyoike prepared a series of issue briefs on smallholder livestock producers, consumers, and development … View a presentation to the … Continue reading

A4NH / Agri-Health / Animal Diseases / Animal Production / Disease Control / Emerging Diseases / Epidemiology / Food Safety / Health / ILRI / Livestock / Report / Research / Zoonotic Diseases

Agriculture-associated diseases research at ILRI: Food, farming and human health

For the November 2011 ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event at ILRI, Delia Grace, Bernard Bett, Eric Fèvre and John McDermott prepared a series of issue briefs on livestock and human health … Agricultural innovation has allowed massive expansion of people and their animals. Yet as the world population passed 7 billion in October 2011, more than one … Continue reading

Africa / Capacity Strengthening / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / IPMS / Livestock

Livestock capacity development approaches: IPMS project experiences

For the November 2011 ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event at ILRI, Dirk Hoekstra, Azage Tegegne and Berhanu Gebremedhin prepared an issue brief on capacity development approaches in the ‘Improving the Productivity and Market Success of Ethiopian farmers’ (IPMS) project … ‘Capacity to innovate’ by value chain actors was identified as a key factor for a participatory smallholder … Continue reading

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 / 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