Transforming livelihoods in South Asia through sustainable livestock research and development
AHH / Animal Breeding / Animal Feeding / Animal Health / Asia / Bangladesh / Collaboration / Dairying / Event / Feeds / FFD / Forages / Goats / ILRI / India / LiveGene / Livestock / Nepal / Pakistan / PIL / Research / South Asia

Transforming livelihoods in South Asia through sustainable livestock research and development

On 13 and 14 November 2018, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) convened a regional workshop with partners from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan. Together with ILRI senior staff and scientists, participants from public and private institutions reviewed country development outcomes, agricultural priorities and constraints and potential contributions of the livestock sector in the region. Continue reading

CGIAR agriculture for nutrition and health program supports capacity development for food safety in Bangladesh
A4NH / Bangladesh / Food Safety / ILRI / South Asia

CGIAR agriculture for nutrition and health program supports capacity development for food safety in Bangladesh

Scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) have trained more than 30 stakeholders working on food safety in Bangladesh on different frameworks for food safety risk assessment that could improve safety of food in the country. Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Asia / ASSP / Bangladesh / Fodder / Forages / ILRI / India / Livelihoods / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nepal / Project / Research / South Asia

Livestock and livelihoods: CSISA project boosts incomes and productivity in South Asia

In collaboration with other CSISA partners, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has been helping crop-livestock farmers to boost income and milk production by increasing the availability of fodder, promoting efficient use of cereal residues and improving the quality of supplementary feeds in India, Bangladesh and Nepal. Continue reading

Bangladesh / Dairying / ILRI / India / Nepal / Project / South Asia

CSISA take two: Partners aim to reach out to more farmers in coming years

Three weeks ago, the New Delhi office of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) hosted a meeting to review the progress of farmer-led dairy feeding trials conducted within a multi-centre ‘Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia’ (CSISA). Various CSISA partners from Bangladesh, India and Nepal gathered at the S&B East Inn, in New Delhi, 4–5 Jul 2012. … Continue reading

Asia / Bangladesh / Countries / Goats / ILRI / India / Livestock / Markets / Pigs / Small Ruminants

ILRI in Asia – News you may have missed

Just in case you missed recent announcements, here’s a selection of  reports on our International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) activities in Asia. Based on lessons learned in northeastern India, ILRI published a new set of training manuals for pig farmers aiming to improveg the main gaps in small-scale pig production. Together with the Bangladesh Agricultural … Continue reading

Asia / Bangladesh / Goats / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / Livestock / Pakistan / Pigs / Poultry / South Asia / Southeast Asia / Sri Lanka / Vietnam

Maintaining indigenous farm animal diversity in Asia

Over the years, genetic diversity of indigenous livestock populations have been in a clear state of decline – due to a combination of factors, including but not confined to: Increased crossbreeding aimed at improving animal productivity; Neglect arising from shifts in social settings, production systems and falls in the market demand for certain animal products; … Continue reading