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ILRI and Southeast Asia partners make plans for improved native pig farming in Vietnam and the Philippines

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners in Southeast Asia have started a series of market research and value chain improvement efforts aimed at improving smallholder pig farming in the Philippines and Vietnam. Continue reading

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ILRI’s training program leads to increased milk yield for dairy farmers in Guwahati, India

Indian newspaper The Telegraph reported on Monday, 20 July 2015, that a program by researchers from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) that trained smallholder dairy producers in Guwahati in Assam, India led to an increase in milk production through improved methods and practices of dairy farming. Continue reading

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New partnership platform for better impact on poverty in northwest Vietnam

This article was originally written by Mai Thanh Tu for the Humidtropics blog. Reposted here with permission. Northwest Vietnam is a mountainous area bordering China to the north and Lao PDR to the south. About 30 ethnic minorities with distinct languages and traditions, including cultivation practices live in the area, the most populous groups being Thai, … Continue reading

India’s smallholder farmers are having a ‘livestock moment’
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India’s smallholder farmers are having a ‘livestock moment’

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), gave one of three keynote presentations at the recent Agricultural Research Congress, held in Karnal, India, at the National Dairy Research Institute, from 3 to 6 Feb 2015. Smith began by reminding his audience of some 1,000 people why livestock…

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South Vietnam study shows pig production still most profitable in country’s livestock sector

Originally posted on ILRI livelihoods, gender and impact:
A local slaughterhouse worker in Vietnam cools down pigs with the help of a hose (photo credit: ILRI/Andrew Nguyen). Under the REVALTER project, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), with other partners including French and Vietnamese research organizations, is working to improve livestock development in Vietnam, specifically…

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Wallowing in numbers to calculate costs and profits in Vietnamese pig value chains

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
Three weeks ago, I traveled to Vietnam to provide methodological support on how to calculate production costs, margins and profits in value chains as part of the REVALTER project on future prospects for livestock in Vietnam. The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has partnered with…

ILRI emphasizes role of smallholders in future livestock development and innovation at India agricultural conference
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ILRI emphasizes role of smallholders in future livestock development and innovation at India agricultural conference

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) was one of the participants at a high-level 74th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics (ISAE) held 18-20 December 2014 in Aurangabad, India.

Steve Staal, ILRI’s Regional Representative for East and Southeast Asia, delivered a keynote address at the meeting, where he emphasized the role smallholders will continue playing in meeting rising demand for livestock products in the country and the region. Continue reading