Crop-Livestock / India / Livestock / Livestock-Water

Farmers identify water as a main constraint to livestock keeping in India

As part of the CGIAR Systemwide Livestock Programme (SLP) supported crop-residues project, the International Livestock Research Instiute (ILRI) held a Stakeholder Workshop and Farmers’ Feedback Workshop from 11-18 June 2012  in Udaipur, India. These meetings provided an opportunity for all involved in the project to review the lessons learned and progress made so far during SLP, and … 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

Asia / Crop-Livestock / Dairying / ILRI / India / Interview / Pigs / Staff

The ‘ILRI crowd’ in Asia: Rameswar Deka

Each week on this blog, we meet International Livestock Research Institute (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. As a native of the state of Assam, Rameswar (Ram) Deka is better placed than most to be ILRI’s … Continue reading

Asia / Crop-Livestock / Dairying / ILRI / India / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / Thailand / Vietnam

ILRI in Asia – May 2012 news update

Vietnamese farmers with cattle fodder (photo credit: ILRI/Werner Stür). Just in case you missed recent announcements, here is a selection of  reports on our International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) activities in Asia from the last month. Close to a hundred dairy farmers recently gathered in Bihar, India for an ILRI-organized training session on better dairy … Continue reading

Asia / Crop-Livestock / ILRI / India / Intensification / Interview / Staff

The ‘ILRI crowd’ in Asia: Dhiraj Singh

Each week on this blog, we meet 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. Originally from Bihar in eastern India, Dhiraj Singh has now lived in New Delhi for over a decade. Since joining the International Livestock … 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

Asia / Crop-Livestock / ILRI / India / Interview / South Asia / Staff

The ‘ILRI crowd’ in Asia: Arindam Samaddar

Each week on this blog, we will 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. This week, Arindam Samaddar from our New Delhi office provides us with an anthropologist’s perspective on the Indian livestock sector. Prior … Continue reading