Asia / ASSP / Bihar / Goats / ILRI / India / Innovation Systems / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Markets / Odisha / Research / Small Ruminants / South Asia / Uttar Pradesh

Huge potential in commercializing the smallholder goat sector in India

According to a report undertaken by the International Livestock Research Institute report on ‘commercializing the smallholder goat sector in India’, there is huge potential to enhance the livelihoods of and business opportunities for poor farmers in the rural areas of the states of Bihar, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh. Continue reading

Developing capacity and South–South cooperation on livestock research: Beijing joint lab hosts three visiting scientists
Animal Breeding / Capacity Strengthening / China / East and Southeast Asia / Goats / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / Livestock / Poultry / Research / Southeast Asia

Developing capacity and South–South cooperation on livestock research: Beijing joint lab hosts three visiting scientists

Three scientists from South Asia are taking part in a six-week research visit at the Joint Laboratory on Livestock and Forage Genetic Resources (JLLFGR) in Beijing, China. This lab is jointly run by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and has been operating since 2004. Continue reading

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Community services to support goat production in India

Originally posted on imGoats:
Goat rearing is an enterprise that is both suitable for poor households who own little or no land, and is resilient to climate change. Goats largely browse shrubs which are more tolerant of rainfall variations than the grasses eaten more by sheep, cattle and buffalo. The project, Small ruminant value chains…

Asia / Countries / Dairying / Goats / India / Knowledge and Information / Livestock / Pigs / Report / South Asia

Enhancing livelihoods through livestock knowledge systems – 2012 report

The Tata-ILRI partnership programme – Enhancing livelihoods through livestock knowledge systems (ELKS) – is a partnership between the Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT) & its Allied Trusts and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) to reduce poverty in rural India. The  annual report 2012 is now available. The programme which is implemented by ILRI since … Continue reading

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The ‘ILRI crowd’ in Asia: Sapna Jarial

On this blog, we will meet International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) staff members, partners and projects in Asia to learn about their work, challenges and the opportunities they face to leverage livestock knowledge in Asia. Located now in Dehradun, Sapna Jarial isn’t too far from her hometown of Dharamshala, located in India’s northern mountainous region. … Continue reading

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ILRI in Asia – April 2012 news update

Portrait of goat-keeping family in India’s northern state of Uttarakhand Just in case you missed recent announcements, here is a selection of  reports on our International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) activities in Asia. Petra Saghir and Jemimah Njuki of the Poverty, Gender and Impact team take a closer look at the role of women in agriculture … Continue reading

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ILRI in Asia – News you may have missed

Just in case you missed recent announcements, here’s a selection of  reports on our International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) activities in Asia. Based on lessons learned in northeastern India, ILRI published a new set of training manuals for pig farmers aiming to improveg the main gaps in small-scale pig production. Together with the Bangladesh Agricultural … Continue reading