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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

Asia / Disease Control / Food Safety / Goats / ILRI / India / Livestock / Markets / Pigs / Small Ruminants / South Asia / Vaccines

Tata and ILRI tackle rural livestock issues in northern India

Twenty per cent increases in pig meat demand per year. Forty per cent deficits in the supply of goat meat relative to demand. And an eighty five percent shortfall in the domestic availability of classical swine fever vaccine. These are a few examples of the challenges that the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) led ‘Enhancing … Continue reading

Asia / Bangladesh / Goats / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / Livestock / Pakistan / Pigs / Poultry / South Asia / Southeast Asia / Sri Lanka / Vietnam

Maintaining indigenous farm animal diversity in Asia

Over the years, genetic diversity of indigenous livestock populations have been in a clear state of decline – due to a combination of factors, including but not confined to: Increased crossbreeding aimed at improving animal productivity; Neglect arising from shifts in social settings, production systems and falls in the market demand for certain animal products; … Continue reading