Cambodia taskforce scales up activities in line with country’s new food safety law
Advocacy / AHH / Cambodia / East and Southeast Asia / Food Safety / ILRI / Livestock / Markets / Meat / Pigs / Poultry / Research / Southeast Asia

Cambodia taskforce scales up activities in line with country’s new food safety law

A taskforce of food safety experts from across Cambodia and a research project team led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) recently met in Phnom Penh to explore ways to facilitate collaboration between the authorities and researchers in Cambodia for safer food in the country. The meeting was co-hosted by the National Animal Health and Production Research Institute (NAHPRI) and ILRI as part of an ILRI-led component of the Agroecology and Safe food System Transitions, or ASSET project. Continue reading

SAPLING initiative’s stakeholder consultation proposes priority activities for northwest Vietnam
Animal Breeding / Cattle / Crop-Livestock / Feeds / Forages / Gender / ILRI / Livestock / Markets / Pigs / PIL / Poultry / Research / Vietnam

SAPLING initiative’s stakeholder consultation proposes priority activities for northwest Vietnam

In early October this year, a stakeholder engagement meeting was held in Mai Son District, Son La Province to consult Vietnamese partners and farmers on the planned interventions of the CGIAR Initiative on Sustainable Animal Productivity for Livelihoods, Nutrition and Gender Inclusion. Continue reading

ICAR and ILRI training to enhance backyard poultry production for India’s food security
ILRI / India / LiveGene / Poultry / South Asia

ICAR and ILRI training to enhance backyard poultry production for India’s food security

A collaboration between the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is supporting the development of backyard poultry production systems in India. The project aims for developing the indigenous chicken specific single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) chip for use in Indian indigenous chicken breeds. Continue reading

Agroecology project supports capacity development for food safety in Laos and Vietnam
Food Safety / Laos / Vietnam

Agroecology project supports capacity development for food safety in Laos and Vietnam

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners recently trained 20 Vietnamese and 55 Laotian stakeholders on food safety and food safety risk assessment. This training is among the efforts of the Agroecology and Safe Food System Transitions (ASSET) project in transforming the food systems in the Southeast Asia region. Continue reading

Exploring measures to curb the spread of African swine fever in northeast India
Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Disease Control / India / Livestock / Pigs / South Asia / Vaccines

Exploring measures to curb the spread of African swine fever in northeast India

Experts in India met in a recent regional workshop to design a comprehensive African swine fever (ASF) management plan in response to the negative impacts of the disease on the livelihoods of millions of farmers in the northeast of the country. Continue reading

Nepal Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development explores collaboration opportunities with ILRI during visit to India
Advocacy / Animal Health / Collaboration / Disease Control / Food Safety / Livelihoods / Livestock / Nepal / Zoonotic Diseases

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