<strong>Exploring measures to curb the spread of African swine fever in northeast India</strong>
Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Disease Control / India / Livestock / Pigs / South Asia / Vaccines

Exploring measures to curb the spread of African swine fever in northeast India

Experts in India met in a recent regional workshop to design a comprehensive African swine fever (ASF) management plan in response to the negative impacts of the disease on the livelihoods of millions of farmers in the northeast of the country. Continue reading

Virtual strategic consultation to prevent transboundary infectious disease spread in South Asia organized by ILRI
Advocacy / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Bangladesh / ILRI / India / Nepal / Pakistan / Research / South Asia / Sri Lanka / Vaccines

Virtual strategic consultation to prevent transboundary infectious disease spread in South Asia organized by ILRI

A strategic consultation meeting to explore ways to prevent transboundary infectious diseases (TAD) from the livestock and poultry sectors of South Asian countries was jointly organized by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and the Bangladesh Academy of Agriculture (BAAG) on 15 February 2022. Continue reading

ILRI and ICAR partners conduct hands-on training on reducing methane emissions from livestock
Climate Change / GHG Emisssions / ILRI / India / South Asia

ILRI and ICAR partners conduct hands-on training on reducing methane emissions from livestock

Twenty-two researchers from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) institutes, State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) and Bharatiya Agro Industries Foundation (BAIF) participated in a lecture series and hands-on training program focused on methane emissions in the livestock sector from 26-28 October. The training was co-hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and ICAR at the National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology (NIANP), Bengaluru. Continue reading

ILRI and India’s Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying discuss priority areas for livestock sector development
Advocacy / Animal Diseases / Climate Change / Collaboration / ILRI / India / South Asia

ILRI and India’s Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying discuss priority areas for livestock sector development

In late August this year, Habibar Rahman, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) regional representative for South Asia met Shri Parshottam Rupala Ji, minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (MoFAH&D) in India, to submit a letter to impress upon the G-20 countries for the support of animal health and welfare globally. Continue reading

CGIAR One Health initiative to forge a partnership of win-win cooperation in India
Food Safety / ILRI / India / Odisha / South Asia / Zoonotic Diseases

CGIAR One Health initiative to forge a partnership of win-win cooperation in India

On 24 August 2021, about 60 stakeholders from government, research and academia across India gathered virtually to discuss a proposed new CGIAR initiative to protect human health through a One Health approach. It is one of more than 30 new initiatives being developed by CGIAR to implement its 2030 research and innovation strategy. Continue reading

Better coordination and enhanced awareness essential for new One Health initiative in Bangladesh
Agriculture / Bangladesh / Food Safety / ILRI / South Asia / Zoonotic Diseases

Better coordination and enhanced awareness essential for new One Health initiative in Bangladesh

On 18 August 2021, 80 people from government, research and academia across Bangladesh gathered virtually to discuss a proposed new CGIAR initiative to protect human health through a One Health approach. It is one of more than 30 new initiatives being developed by CGIAR to implement its 2030 research and innovation strategy. Continue reading

ILRI launches livestock research for development programs in Nepal
Advocacy / Agriculture / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Collaboration / Food Safety / Forages / ILRI / Livelihoods / Livestock / Markets / Nepal / Research / South Asia

ILRI launches livestock research for development programs in Nepal

Bimal Kumar Nirmal, acting secretary in Nepal’s Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD), officially launched ILRI’s livestock research programs in the country on 23 April 2021 at an inception meeting hosted by ILRI and MoALD in Kathmandu. Continue reading