More than 20 researchers from various institutes of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) have been trained on animal disease economics and frameworks for risk analysis and risk management to improve veterinary disease prevention and control in India.
In October 2019, senior officials from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Department of Biotechnology of the National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB) held discussion to explore collaboration opportunities in livestock research for development in the country.
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) are conducting a collaborative project on use of participatory methods in animal disease economic studies. These methods help officials refine their understanding of the economic losses caused by diseases in livestock and also inform policies developed and implemented to better control these diseases.
Some 3 million pigs have been slaughtered in Vietnam since African swine fever was detected in February, making Vietnam the first Southeast Asian country to report an outbreak of a virus that has been devastating Chinese farmers for nearly a year.
Millions of small-scale pig farmers across Asia risk falling into poverty due to the rapid spread of African swine fever.
Fifty researchers from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia benefited from meat inspection training workshops by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and German partners from the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and the Free University of Berlin (FBU) in November and December 2018.
The International Research Institute (ILRI) is pleased to welcome Long Pham and Thang Nguyen as new PhD fellows in East and Southeast Asia from 1 January 2018.