A local cattle herder walks with his herd in Andhra Pradesh, India
Just in case you missed recent announcements, here is a selection of reports on our International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) activities in Asia from the last month.
- The Punjab Livestock and Dairy Development Board launches Pakistan’s first online dairy farming guide to assist local farmers with a range of dairy production areas
- Nils Teufel of ILRI introduces the MilkIT project, and it’s intended activities to a project advisory council in Dehradun, India, generating a lively question-and-answer session afterwards
- Jeff Mariner, an ILRI scientist from the Biotechnology theme joined counterparts in South-East Asia to discuss the value of creating a network aimed at advancing the use of participatory methods in epidemiology and sociological research related to animal health
- Aiming to develop a comprehensive agro-advisory service for smallholders using mobile devices, the m-kisan project – falling under the larger mFarmer initiative, was launched by ILRI and project partners in New Delhi late last month
- Susan McMillian reports on a Hindu Business Line article that details how India, shortly after officially becoming the world’s largest beef exporter, is set to become the world’s foremost dairy producer as well
- In northeast India where pig farming represents a main source of livelihood, the TATA-ILRI supported ELKs project has recommended policy interventions to help combat classical swine fever – a major constraint to the development of pig farming in the region