Agriculture / Asia / CGIAR / China / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Innovation Systems / Intensification / Laos / PIL / Research / SLS / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

Implementing integrated systems research for sustainable smallholder agriculture in the Central Mekong

This book summarizes the achievements as well as some of the challenges faced while implementing integrated systems research to support the sustainable development of smallholder farming in the uplands of the Mekong region. It describes how CGIAR centers and national and local partners collaborated to test options to increase farm productivity in the Central Highlands … Continue reading

A4NH / Agri-Health / AHH / Asia / CCAFS / CGIAR / Emerging Diseases / ILRI / Southeast Asia / Vietnam / Zoonotic Diseases

One Health, many tools for forecasting climate-sensitive diseases in Vietnam

A team of researchers from ILRI and national climate, agricultural and health (human, animal and plant) institutes, is developing forecasting systems in Vietnam for three climate-sensitive zoonotic diseases, Japanese encephalitis, leptospirosis and aflatoxin-associated diseases. Titled, “Pestforecast: Surveillance and early-warning systems for climate-sensitive diseases in Vietnam”, the four-year project which started in 2015, is supported by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) in Southeast Asia. Continue reading

Asia / ASSP / Extension / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / India / Innovation Systems / LIVESTOCK-FISH / South Asia

Innovation platforms practice briefs published in Chinese, Hindi and Vietnamese versions

Innovation platforms are widely used in agricultural research to connect different stakeholders to achieve common goals. Hindi versions of a series of Innovation platforms practice briefs were published in June 2015. Continue reading

A4NH / Agri-Health / AHH / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Asia / Emerging Diseases / ILRI / Southeast Asia / Zoonotic Diseases

One Health and ecohealth in Southeast Asia: Highlights of research by ILRI and partners

The world is facing numerous health issues including the emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases. The Southeast Asia region is a hot spot for emerging infectious diseases that present serious socio-economic, environmental and development challenges. This brief summarizes work by International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners on One Health and EcoHealth in Southeast Asia. Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Asia / Crop Residues / Crop-Livestock / Extension / ILRI / India / Intensification / LIVESTOCK-FISH / South Asia

Producing green fodder from wheat helps animals and people in India’s Uttarakhand State

In the hilly areas of Uttarakhand, a typical farming household has one or two cows, one buffalo and a bullock, and cultivates cereals and vegetables on tiny terraced plots. Livestock make important contributions to livelihoods but providing sufficient feed for them continues to remain a challenge, especially during the winter months.

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Animal Breeding / Animal Health / Asia / Extension / ILRI / India / Intensification / LIVESTOCK-FISH / South Asia

Improving access to breeding and animal health services in remote hilly areas of Uttarakhand, India

Livestock are important to the livelihoods and food and nutritional security of small scale farmers in remote hilly areas of northeast India. As demand for milk and milk products rises, poor livestock keeping households can improve their incomes by shifting from subsistence to market-oriented production. Continue reading