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Livestock and Fish program evaluation reviews successes in Vietnam and seeks new research opportunities

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
The evaluation team visited parts of the pork value chain as part of their review of the achievements of the program since its commencement in Vietnam in 2012 (photo credit: ILRI). This year, the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish is undergoing an independent…

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ILRI’s training program leads to increased milk yield for dairy farmers in Guwahati, India

Indian newspaper The Telegraph reported on Monday, 20 July 2015, that a program by researchers from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) that trained smallholder dairy producers in Guwahati in Assam, India led to an increase in milk production through improved methods and practices of dairy farming. Continue reading

Animal Feeding / CSISA / Dairying / Feeds / ILRI / India / Interview / Livestock / Rural farmers / Smallholders / South Asia

Improved livestock feeding helping Indian farmers increase incomes from milk and boost food security

A project supported by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in India is helping the country’s small-scale mixed crop and livestock farmers increase their incomes by boosting their milk production.

The Cereal Systems Initiative in South Asia (CSISA) project, which is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is addressing feed constraints in rice-, wheat-, and maize-based systems by improving the efficiency of rice and wheat straw feeding and increasing the use of inexpensive, locally available and nutritionally dense supplementary feeds such as maize grains. The project is also promoting underutilized cereal residues such as maize stover for livestock feeds. Continue reading

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Policy incoherence in smallholder dairying in Bihar, India

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
Fodder for dairy cattle in Bihar Smallholder dairying plays an important role in the socioeconomic development of Bihar state in India. While several organizations exist for dairy development in Bihar and there is an increase in investments and interventions in this sector during the last…

Asia / Capacity building / East and Southeast Asia / Hanoi / ILRI / Long-term plan / MARD / Meeting / Research / Strategic partnership / Vietnam

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