SafePORK project offers lessons on improving food safety in developing country for University of Sydney students
A4NH / AHH / Capacity Strengthening / Food Safety / Southeast Asia / Vietnam / Zoonotic Diseases

SafePORK project offers lessons on improving food safety in developing country for University of Sydney students

Recently, three students from Sydney School of Veterinary Science, the University of Sydney, participated in a three-week internship (2–21 December 2019) at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Vietnam to learn about food safety risks and related communication issues in a developing-country context. Continue reading

National taskforce of government experts and food safety researchers start work of ensuring safe food for Cambodians
A4NH / Agri-Health / AHH / Cambodia / Collaboration / Food Safety / ILRI / Southeast Asia

National taskforce of government experts and food safety researchers start work of ensuring safe food for Cambodians

A technical working group of Cambodia food safety experts has joined forces with a task force on food safety risk assessment to form the ‘national task force’ __ an initiative by the Safe Food, Fair Food for Cambodia (SFFF) project__ that will work toward strengthening food safety policy advocacy and collaboration between government and food safety researchers working in the country. Continue reading

New statistical modeling study helps forecast dengue fever risks in Vietnam
A4NH / AHH / Disease Control / ILRI / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

New statistical modeling study helps forecast dengue fever risks in Vietnam

In a study published on PLOS One, researchers at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and its partners have developed a statistical model for forecasting dengue fever incidence in Vietnam that could enhance prediction and control of the disease in the country. Continue reading

ILRI and India’s National Institute of Animal Biotechnology explore collaboration opportunities in livestock disease diagnostics and vaccine development
Animal Diseases / Animal Health / India / South Asia / Vaccines

ILRI and India’s National Institute of Animal Biotechnology explore collaboration opportunities in livestock disease diagnostics and vaccine development

In October 2019, senior officials from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Department of Biotechnology of the National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB) held discussion to explore collaboration opportunities in livestock research for development in the country. Continue reading

A healthy change: Food systems research puts safety first for transitioning markets in Vietnam
A4NH / Food Safety / ILRI / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

A healthy change: Food systems research puts safety first for transitioning markets in Vietnam

Smallholder farmers and traders need to keep up with a changing market, while maintaining the quality and safety of their produce. This requires a better understanding of the food system as a whole, as well as any trade-offs or synergies that are occurring between health, inclusion and environmental sustainability. Continue reading

ILRI scientist Vijayalakshmy Kennady receives Sushila Pathak Memorial Award
India / Livestock / Research / South Asia / Staff

ILRI scientist Vijayalakshmy Kennady receives Sushila Pathak Memorial Award

Vijayalakshmy Kennady, a scientist working with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in New Delhi, India, was on 3 November 2019 awarded the Sushila Pathak Memorial Award for best master’s degree thesis in veterinary sciences 2017 at the inaugural National Conference on Livelihood Improvement through Sustainable Livestock Production. Continue reading

ILRI and Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying join hands to enhance India’s livestock sector
India / South Asia

ILRI and Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying join hands to enhance India’s livestock sector

Habibar Rahman, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) regional representative for South Asia, met with Shri Giriraj Singh, minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India, in New Delhi, to discuss the collaborative opportunities in livestock sector in India. Continue reading