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

Animal Diseases / China / Collaboration / East and Southeast Asia / Forages / ILRI / Livestock

ILRI and Chinese partners launch new livestock projects, review ongoing research collaboration

A recent meeting (23 September 2016) between the Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and ILRI further cemented the partnership between the two organizations when it reviewed five ongoing projects in China and launched three new ones. Continue reading

Animal Breeding / Capacity Strengthening / China / East and Southeast Asia / Goats / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / Livestock / Poultry / Research / Southeast Asia

Developing capacity and South–South cooperation on livestock research: Beijing joint lab hosts three visiting scientists

Three scientists from South Asia are taking part in a six-week research visit at the Joint Laboratory on Livestock and Forage Genetic Resources (JLLFGR) in Beijing, China. This lab is jointly run by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and has been operating since 2004. Continue reading

Animal Breeding / Animal Diseases / Asia / China / East and Southeast Asia / ILRI / Partnerships / Research

New joint animal disease laboratory by ILRI and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences launched in China

On 8-9 June 2015, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) renewed commitment to strengthen their partnership by launching the Joint Laboratory for Ruminant Disease Control (JLRDC) based in Lanzhou, a city southwest of Beijing. Continue reading

Asia / China / Crop-Livestock / Event / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Intensification / Laos / Livestock / Thailand / Vietnam

CGIAR Humid Tropics research program plans for the Greater Mekong Region

The Greater Mekong Region is currently experiencing social and environmental change quicker than almost anywhere else in the world.  Spanning south from Yunnan in South China  through Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, the region is an international hotspot for global diversity, poverty, and economic change, and  poses a distinct collection of social and … Continue reading

China / Crop-Livestock / ILRI / Interview / Livestock / Staff

The ‘ILRI crowd’ in Asia: Xianglin Li

Each week on this blog, we meet with ILRI staff members, partners and projects in Asia to learn about their work, challenges and the opportunities they face to leverage livestock knowledge in Asia. With the vast Gobi desert consuming its north, and the Yellow River running through it’s capital, Gansu province in northeastern China still … Continue reading