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ILRI and Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development firm up plans for long-term partnership in livestock development research

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), in a recent (25 June 2015) high-level meeting between ILRI and MARD in Hanoi, developed a strategic plan to boost the partnership between the two organizations for the next five years. Continue reading

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New joint animal disease laboratory by ILRI and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences launched in China

On 8-9 June 2015, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) renewed commitment to strengthen their partnership by launching the Joint Laboratory for Ruminant Disease Control (JLRDC) based in Lanzhou, a city southwest of Beijing. Continue reading

Asia / CCAFS / Climate Change / East and Southeast Asia / ILRI / Livestock / Philippines / workshop

Hoping for a win-win: Livestock interventions discussed at the climate-smart agriculture workshop

‘Better-fed animals have lower emissions intensities’, said Polly Ericksen, a senior scientist and program leader of Livestock Systems and Environment (LSE) program at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), during a regional workshop on climate-smart agriculture (CSA) technologies’ in Manila, Philippines on 2-4 June 2015. Continue reading

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ILRI holds planning workshop for Australia-funded pig project in Vietnam

Last month, the ‘Reducing disease risks and improving food safety in smallholders pig value chains in Vietnam’ or PigRisk project team and partners held a bi-annual planning meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.

The two-day workshop (26-27 April 2015), which was hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Vietnam, discussed accomplishments of the project since the last team meeting in December 2014 and set project goals for the next two years. Continue reading