AHH / Animal Diseases / East and Southeast Asia / EcoHealth / Emerging Diseases / ILRI / India / Livestock / South Asia / Zoonotic Diseases

South–South exchanges on One Health/EcoHealth: Capacity-building practices in India and Vietnam

To promote One Health/EcoHealth mainstreaming in India, two scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) recently participated in two seminars in New Delhi to share their research experiences that can be useful for India’s efforts at mainstreaming One Health/EcoHealth capacity building in the country. Continue reading

Asia / ASSP / Bihar / Goats / ILRI / India / Innovation Systems / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Markets / Odisha / Research / Small Ruminants / South Asia / Uttar Pradesh

Huge potential in commercializing the smallholder goat sector in India

According to a report undertaken by the International Livestock Research Institute report on ‘commercializing the smallholder goat sector in India’, there is huge potential to enhance the livelihoods of and business opportunities for poor farmers in the rural areas of the states of Bihar, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh. Continue reading

AHH / East and Southeast Asia / ILRI / India / Indigenous Breeds / Livestock / Nagaland / Pigs / PIL / South Asia / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam / Zoonotic Diseases

South–South cooperation on pig production: ILRI Vietnam holds study tour for India’s Nagaland officials

Recently, ILRI researchers in Vietnam hosted officials of the Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry (V&AH) of the Government of Nagaland, India, in a week-long (12–18 June 2016) study tour of pig production systems in Vietnam.

The goal of the visit was to share learning and experiences of community-level pig breeding and service delivery systems and to learn about the operations of the pig value chain in Vietnam. The exchange would support knowledge exchange between the pig sector players in the two countries. Continue reading

Dairying / ILRI / India / Innovation Systems / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / South Asia

Multi-stakeholder consultation forum proposed to transform the Bihar dairy sector

Despite the crucial role played by dairy development plays in strengthening the economy and job creation in rural Bihar, milk productivity has hardly increased in decades. Recent increases in milk production have been driven by increases in the number of animals. A study at the International Livestock Research Institute, published in January 2016, sets out the challenges facing the sector and suggests a way forward, the establishment of a multi-stakeholder consultation forum/platform to share and discuss the nature of interventions each organization is undertaking in the dairy livestock sector. 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

Animal Breeding / ILRI / India / Livelihoods / Nagaland / Pigs / policy / South Asia

ILRI research to shape pig breeding policy in Nagaland, India

Last month (15 December 2015), ILRI researchers and agriculture sector partners in Nagaland discussed the process of ‘framing a pig breeding policy’ in the state at a workshop that reviewed current evidence from ongoing pig farming research. The meeting also generated recommendations for a pig breeding policy in the state, which among other goals, aims to develop pig breeds/cross-breeds that are adaptable, productive and appropriate for the smallholder pig farmers in Nagaland. Continue reading