New One CGIAR initiative to transform livestock productivity, nutrition and gender inclusion in northwest Vietnam
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New One CGIAR initiative to transform livestock productivity, nutrition and gender inclusion in northwest Vietnam

A two-day workshop, 20-21 April 2022, kicked off the One CGIAR initiative on Sustainable Animal Productivity for Livelihoods, Nutrition and Gender Inclusion (SAPLING) in Son La Province, Northwest Vietnam. The workshop brought together 80 key stakeholders from the province including local authorities, farmers, researchers, private sector actors and the SAPLING team to discuss ways to make the livestock sector in Northwest Vietnam more productive, resilient, equitable and sustainable. Continue reading

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

Science and technology: a driving force in sustainable agricultural development
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Science and technology: a driving force in sustainable agricultural development

Drastic changes in the agro-forestry-fisheries sector have been seen in recent years because of scientific research, technical advances, and modern agricultural production and processing technologies. With cooperation and support from agricultural research institutes worldwide, a number of research products have been applied in Vietnam, resulting in increased incomes for farmers and sustainable agricultural development. VnEconomy sought the opinions of international partners cooperating in agricultural scientific research in Vietnam about the achievements and challenges as well as the prospects in the future. Continue reading

‘Safe Food, Fair Food for Cambodia’—Future directions for scaling up the project’s interventions
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‘Safe Food, Fair Food for Cambodia’—Future directions for scaling up the project’s interventions

For two days last month (21–22 Jun 2021), food safety experts from across Cambodia and a research project team led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) gathered to discuss ways to disseminate findings and scale up interventions of a ‘Safe Food, Fair Food (SFFF) for Cambodia’ project that was ending after four years of operation. Continue reading

ILRI launches livestock research for development programs in Nepal
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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

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

Transforming livelihoods in South Asia through sustainable livestock research and development
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Transforming livelihoods in South Asia through sustainable livestock research and development

On 13 and 14 November 2018, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) convened a regional workshop with partners from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan. Together with ILRI senior staff and scientists, participants from public and private institutions reviewed country development outcomes, agricultural priorities and constraints and potential contributions of the livestock sector in the region. Continue reading

Lancet Countdown 2017 report shows climate change already damaging health of millions globally
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Lancet Countdown 2017 report shows climate change already damaging health of millions globally

Originally posted on AgHealth:
The Lancet Countdown tracks progress on health and climate change and provides an independent assessment of the health effects of climate change, the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the health implications of these actions. The research evidence thus generated will help to inform decision-making and drive an accelerated policy response…

Exploring collaboration opportunities in visit to India foot-and-mouth disease research facility
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Exploring collaboration opportunities in visit to India foot-and-mouth disease research facility

On 20 June 2017, Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) along with Habibar Rahman, ILRI’s regional representative for South Asia, visited the International Centre for Foot and Mouth Disease (ICFMD), a state-of-the-art high containment BSL3Ag laboratory facility in Bhubaneswar, India. Continue reading