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India’s smallholder farmers are having a ‘livestock moment’
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India’s smallholder farmers are having a ‘livestock moment’

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), gave one of three keynote presentations at the recent Agricultural Research Congress, held in Karnal, India, at the National Dairy Research Institute, from 3 to 6 Feb 2015. Smith began by reminding his audience of some 1,000 people why livestock…

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South Vietnam study shows pig production still most profitable in country’s livestock sector

Originally posted on ILRI livelihoods, gender and impact:
A local slaughterhouse worker in Vietnam cools down pigs with the help of a hose (photo credit: ILRI/Andrew Nguyen). Under the REVALTER project, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), with other partners including French and Vietnamese research organizations, is working to improve livestock development in Vietnam, specifically…

Article / Asia / CRP37 / ILRI / Livestock / Pigs / Regions / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

Wallowing in numbers to calculate costs and profits in Vietnamese pig value chains

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
Three weeks ago, I traveled to Vietnam to provide methodological support on how to calculate production costs, margins and profits in value chains as part of the REVALTER project on future prospects for livestock in Vietnam. The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has partnered with…

Animal Feeding / Asia / Countries / CRP12 / CRP37 / CRPs / Feeds / Fodder / ILRI / Livestock / Regions / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

Two ILRI positions in Asia (‘Returning Experts Programme’)

The ‘Returning Experts Programme’, implemented by the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), offers two International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) positions for returning Asian experts who have studied at German universities and would like to participate in an interesting international field of work. Continue reading

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ILRI emphasizes role of smallholders in future livestock development and innovation at India agricultural conference

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) was one of the participants at a high-level 74th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics (ISAE) held 18-20 December 2014 in Aurangabad, India.

Steve Staal, ILRI’s Regional Representative for East and Southeast Asia, delivered a keynote address at the meeting, where he emphasized the role smallholders will continue playing in meeting rising demand for livestock products in the country and the region. Continue reading

Asia / ILRI / Regions / Southeast Asia / Staff / Vietnam

ILRI in East and Southeast Asia welcomes Nguyen Le Thanh and Luong Dinh Lan

ILRI in East and Southeast Asia is proud to announce and welcome its new members – Nguyen Le Thanh (Admin/Financial Officer) and Luong Dinh Lan (Value Chain Manager). They are based at ILRI’s regional office in Hanoi, Vietnam. Thanh will be working closely with ILRI Vietnam Country Representative Hung Nguyen. While Lan joined ILRI in December 2014 as the national value chain coordinator. He coordinates with agricultural economist Lucy Lapar. Continue reading

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Mainstreaming dairy-based livelihood models in Uttarakhand, India

On 19 December 2014, a policy dialogue on ‘mainstreaming models for dairy-based livelihood improvement in Uttrakhand’ was organised by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Himmotthan Society, the nodal agency of the Sir Ratan Tata Trust & the Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust. Continue reading