Africa / Animal Breeding / Asia / Bangladesh / Biodiversity / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / Pakistan / South Asia / Southeast Asia / Sri Lanka / Vietnam

ILRI calls for steps to conserve the animal genetic resources of developing countries

‘The International Livestock Research Institute is calling for immediate, practical steps to preserve developing countries’ dwindling animal genetic diversity. The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization says almost 10 percent of the world’s livestock breeds have become extinct in the last six years. Twenty percent of the 7,616 breeds documented in the FAO’s Global Databank … Continue reading

Africa / Animal Diseases / Biotechnology / CGIAR / Climate Change / Disease Control / Emerging Diseases / Epidemiology / Ghana / ILRI / Malawi / RVF / Senegal / Trypanosomiasis / Zoonotic Diseases

ILRI to build climate model to predict disease outbreaks

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), has received a $4.4 million award for research to build a climate model that can predict outbreaks of infectious disease in Africa. ILRI will work with 11 partners and researchers to integrate data from climate modeling and disease … Continue reading