Nepal Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development explores collaboration opportunities with ILRI during visit to India
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Nepal Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development explores collaboration opportunities with ILRI during visit to India

Collaboration opportunities to strengthen Nepal’s livestock sector were top of the agenda when Shri Mahindra Ray Yadav, Nepal’s minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development along with his private secretary, Dinesh Kumar Yadav, visited the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). During the courtesy call to the institute’s New Delhi office on 8 June 2022, Yadav and ILRI’s regional representative for South Asia, Rahman Habibar, discussed technical support in the livestock sector, capacity development and women’s empowerment. Continue reading

Virtual strategic consultation to prevent transboundary infectious disease spread in South Asia organized by ILRI
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Virtual strategic consultation to prevent transboundary infectious disease spread in South Asia organized by ILRI

A strategic consultation meeting to explore ways to prevent transboundary infectious diseases (TAD) from the livestock and poultry sectors of South Asian countries was jointly organized by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and the Bangladesh Academy of Agriculture (BAAG) on 15 February 2022. Continue reading

Science and technology: a driving force in sustainable agricultural development
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Science and technology: a driving force in sustainable agricultural development

Drastic changes in the agro-forestry-fisheries sector have been seen in recent years because of scientific research, technical advances, and modern agricultural production and processing technologies. With cooperation and support from agricultural research institutes worldwide, a number of research products have been applied in Vietnam, resulting in increased incomes for farmers and sustainable agricultural development. VnEconomy sought the opinions of international partners cooperating in agricultural scientific research in Vietnam about the achievements and challenges as well as the prospects in the future. Continue reading

Vietnam joins UN call to transform global food systems as UN Food Systems Summit kicks off
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Vietnam joins UN call to transform global food systems as UN Food Systems Summit kicks off

On 23 September 2021, Vietnam’s President Nguyen Xuan Phuc joined other world leaders at the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) 2021 where the global transformation of food systems is being discussed towards achieving 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Continue reading

ILRI and India’s Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying discuss priority areas for livestock sector development
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ILRI and India’s Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying discuss priority areas for livestock sector development

In late August this year, Habibar Rahman, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) regional representative for South Asia met Shri Parshottam Rupala Ji, minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (MoFAH&D) in India, to submit a letter to impress upon the G-20 countries for the support of animal health and welfare globally. Continue reading

‘Safe Food, Fair Food for Cambodia’—Future directions for scaling up the project’s interventions
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‘Safe Food, Fair Food for Cambodia’—Future directions for scaling up the project’s interventions

For two days last month (21–22 Jun 2021), food safety experts from across Cambodia and a research project team led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) gathered to discuss ways to disseminate findings and scale up interventions of a ‘Safe Food, Fair Food (SFFF) for Cambodia’ project that was ending after four years of operation. Continue reading

Synergies in food systems transformation: CGIAR leads a dialogue with cross-sector stakeholders in Vietnam
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Synergies in food systems transformation: CGIAR leads a dialogue with cross-sector stakeholders in Vietnam

A CGIAR-led food systems dialogue was held 1 July 2021 in Hanoi to address existing and emerging challenges and opportunities in Vietnam’s agri-food systems and inform policies and investments ahead of the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS). Continue reading

Vietnam holds first national dialogue in the lead-up to the UN Food Systems Summit 2021
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Vietnam holds first national dialogue in the lead-up to the UN Food Systems Summit 2021

Around 130 leaders, researchers, investors, government, and private sector representatives in Vietnam gathered in Hanoi and join virtually to identify solutions to some of the most pressing issues facing the food systems of the country. The feedback from the national partners will be reported to the first-ever UN Food Systems Summit in September to strategize the actions for positive change in agri-food systems to realize the Sustainable Development Goals. Continue reading

ILRI launches livestock research for development programs in Nepal
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ILRI launches livestock research for development programs in Nepal

Bimal Kumar Nirmal, acting secretary in Nepal’s Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD), officially launched ILRI’s livestock research programs in the country on 23 April 2021 at an inception meeting hosted by ILRI and MoALD in Kathmandu. Continue reading