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.
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.
Earlier this month, a two-day national dialogue on land use for livestock development in India discussed the creation of a land use road map for integrated livestock development in the country.
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.
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.
The 2019 mid-year review of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) projects reviewed the progress of the four ICAR-ILRI collaborations in the country.
The third issue of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) South Asia newsletter is now available. It provides an overview of the activities of this region from January to July 2019.
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.
An International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)-led Government of Karnataka–CGIAR initiative is demonstrating proven livestock technologies for scaling in Karnataka.
ILRI and the Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services of the Odisha State, India, assisted rural communities revive livestock farming following the disastrous cyclone Fani that hit the state in May 2019.