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Mainstreaming dairy-based livelihood models in Uttarakhand, India

On 19 December 2014, a policy dialogue on ‘mainstreaming models for dairy-based livelihood improvement in Uttrakhand’ was organised by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Himmotthan Society, the nodal agency of the Sir Ratan Tata Trust & the Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust. Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Asia / ASSP / Dairying / Feeds / Fodder / Forages / ILRI / India / Innovation Systems / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / South Asia

Innovation platforms as a route to dairy development in India

Originally posted on Feeding innovation:
In the hills of Uttarakhand climate change is leading to reduced water from snow-melt being availability for irrigation and more extreme weather events. This is making crop production difficult and some crop land is being abandoned. Men are migrating to find work and many of the women remaining in the…

Asia / Countries / Dairying / Goats / India / Knowledge and Information / Livestock / Pigs / Report / South Asia

Enhancing livelihoods through livestock knowledge systems – 2012 report

The Tata-ILRI partnership programme – Enhancing livelihoods through livestock knowledge systems (ELKS) – is a partnership between the Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT) & its Allied Trusts and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) to reduce poverty in rural India. The  annual report 2012 is now available. The programme which is implemented by ILRI since … 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

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ILRI in Asia – June 2012 update

A local cattle herder walks with his herd in Andhra Pradesh, India 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. The Punjab Livestock and Dairy Development Board launches Pakistan’s first online dairy farming guide to assist local … Continue reading

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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

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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