Training on the economics of animal health to improve management of disease threats in India
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Training on the economics of animal health to improve management of disease threats in India

More than 20 researchers from various institutes of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) have been trained on animal disease economics and frameworks for risk analysis and risk management to improve veterinary disease prevention and control in India. Continue reading

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

ILRI scientist Vijayalakshmy Kennady receives Sushila Pathak Memorial Award
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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
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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

Engaging non-scientists in the scientific process: India project employs ‘participatory system dynamics modelling’ to improve control of livestock diseases in the country
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Engaging non-scientists in the scientific process: India project employs ‘participatory system dynamics modelling’ to improve control of livestock diseases in the country

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) are conducting a collaborative project on use of participatory methods in animal disease economic studies. These methods help officials refine their understanding of the economic losses caused by diseases in livestock and also inform policies developed and implemented to better control these diseases. Continue reading