New livestock feed project to benefit dairy farmers in India’s Odisha State
Animal Feeding / Feeds / Fodder / ILRI / India / Odisha / South Asia

New livestock feed project to benefit dairy farmers in India’s Odisha State

On 20 June 2017, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Department (HARD) of the Government of Odisha hosted a launching workshop for a project on ‘Feed and Fodder Production in Different Agro-climatic Zones and its Utilization for Livestock of Odisha’ in Bhubaneswar, the capital of the state. The … Continue reading

Exploring ways of uplifting pig farmers’ livelihoods in northwest Vietnam
Agriculture / Animal Breeding / Animal Feeding / Crop-Livestock / ILRI / Livelihoods / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-CRP / Pigs / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

Exploring ways of uplifting pig farmers’ livelihoods in northwest Vietnam

On 30 May 2017, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) co-hosted a stakeholder workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam. At the workshop, participants discussed research findings from a scoping study on improving pig value chains in the region and the objectives of a new research project which will assess how smallholder farmers in northwest Vietnam can add value to pig production by using maize grains as feed. Continue reading

Vietnam PigRISK project team shares findings on improving food safety in pig value chains
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Vietnam PigRISK project team shares findings on improving food safety in pig value chains

At the workshops, the project team reported key results of PigRISK achieved from June 2012 to May 2017 which focused on assessing food safety issues such as microbiological risk assessment of Salmonella, assessment of heavy metals and antibiotics residue in carcasses and feed, risk factors of contaminations along the value chains; and overall assessment of animal (pig) production and health. Continue reading

Gender-responsive solutions for sustainable livestock development
Asia / East and Southeast Asia / Gender / ILRI / Livestock / PIL / policy / SDG

Gender-responsive solutions for sustainable livestock development

These gender-responsive solutions from the workshop will be raised to policymakers and development practitioners. And, if well implemented, would help women gain more benefits from slices of the livestock pie. Closing the gender gap would generate significant gains for livestock sector in particular and for agriculture development and food security as the whole.   Continue reading

New project on health surveillance of novel respiratory viruses kicks off in Vietnam
Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Collaboration / EcoHealth / Emerging Diseases / Event / ILRI / Livestock / Pigs / Southeast Asia / Vietnam / Zoonotic Diseases

New project on health surveillance of novel respiratory viruses kicks off in Vietnam

A training workshop on emerging respiratory virus threats was organized 10-13 April 2017 in Hanoi, Vietnam. A primary objective of the research projects is to examine the ecology of four types of respiratory viruses circulating in the north of Vietnam including influenza A, B, C, and D, adenoviruses, coronaviruses, and enteroviruses. Secondary objectives include infrastructure development through capacity building of diagnostics among Vietnamese professionals in the animal and human sectors within a One Health context. Continue reading

Habibar Rahman joins ILRI as new regional representative for South Asia
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Habibar Rahman joins ILRI as new regional representative for South Asia

The International Research Institute (ILRI) is pleased to introduce H Rahman as its new regional representative for South Asia from 3 April 2017. Prior to his appointment, Rahman was deputy director general of the animal science division at the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). Previously, he played senior roles in the ICAR National Institute … Continue reading

Vietnam launches report on better managing risks to food safety
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Vietnam launches report on better managing risks to food safety

Originally posted on ILRI news:
? Cover of the new World Bank food safety in Vietnam report. This post is written by Chi Nguyen, communications officer for ILRI in East and Southeast Asia (c.nguyen [at] cgiar.org). A report launched this week on managing risks to food safety in Vietnam was prepared by the World Bank…