Nominate candidates for the Norman Borlaug award for field research and application

The World Food Prize is looking for candidates for the 2014 Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, Endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation. This prestigious award, now in its third year, recognizes an accomplished individual under the age of 40 who has clearly emulated the extraordinary traits demonstrated by Borlaug as a young scientist working in the field … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / Central America / Directorate / ILRI / ILRIComms / Research

Dialogue on Ethiopian Agricultural Development

This Proceeding by ILRI on Dialogue on Ethiopian Agricultural Development was released on 1 March, 2011. The dialogue on Ethiopian Agricultural Development was organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MoARD) of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) to honour Professor Gebisa Ejeta, winner of the … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / Asia / Directorate / Farming Systems / Food Security / ILRI / Mozambique / Niger / South Asia

Backing smallholder farmers today could avert food crises tomorrow

The Guardian‘s Poverty Matters blog today (14 October 2010) published the following opinion piece by Carlos Seré, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). ‘Agribusiness investment would not only transform the lives of farmers in south Asia and Africa, but boost global food security. ‘As food riots continue in Mozambique and food crises … Continue reading