Animal Feeding / Dairying / Feeds / ILRI / India / Interview / Livestock / South Asia

Improved livestock feeding helping Indian farmers increase incomes from milk and boost food security

A project supported by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in India is helping the country’s small-scale mixed crop and livestock farmers increase their incomes by boosting their milk production.

The Cereal Systems Initiative in South Asia (CSISA) project, which is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is addressing feed constraints in rice-, wheat-, and maize-based systems by improving the efficiency of rice and wheat straw feeding and increasing the use of inexpensive, locally available and nutritionally dense supplementary feeds such as maize grains. The project is also promoting underutilized cereal residues such as maize stover for livestock feeds. Continue reading

Asia / Crop-Livestock / Goats / ILRI / India / Interview / South Asia

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

Asia / Crop-Livestock / Dairying / ILRI / India / Interview / Pigs / Staff

The ‘ILRI crowd’ in Asia: Rameswar Deka

Each week on this blog, we 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. As a native of the state of Assam, Rameswar (Ram) Deka is better placed than most to be ILRI’s … Continue reading

Asia / Crop-Livestock / ILRI / India / Intensification / Interview / Staff

The ‘ILRI crowd’ in Asia: Dhiraj Singh

Each week on this blog, we meet 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. Originally from Bihar in eastern India, Dhiraj Singh has now lived in New Delhi for over a decade. Since joining the International Livestock … Continue reading

Asia / ILRI / Indonesia / Interview / Staff / Zoonotic Diseases

The ‘ILRI crowd’ in Asia: Rainer Asse

Each week on this blog, we meet with 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. These days you’ll find Rainer Asse in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, where he facilitates the Ecohealth Resource Centre located at the University of Gadjah … Continue reading

China / Crop-Livestock / ILRI / Interview / Livestock / Staff

The ‘ILRI crowd’ in Asia: Xianglin Li

Each week on this blog, we meet with 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. With the vast Gobi desert consuming its north, and the Yellow River running through it’s capital, Gansu province in northeastern China still … Continue reading

Asia / Crop-Livestock / ILRI / India / Interview / South Asia / Staff

The ‘ILRI crowd’ in Asia: Arindam Samaddar

Each week on this blog, we will meet with 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. This week, Arindam Samaddar from our New Delhi office provides us with an anthropologist’s perspective on the Indian livestock sector. Prior … Continue reading