A meeting between CGIAR centres and Myanmar’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI) held 26–29 September 2016 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, explored increasing research collaboration, partnership and capacity development of the country’s scientists, extension workers and farmers.
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.
Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and CGIAR recently evaluated on-going research by CGIAR centres in the country and developed plans for further collaboration in agricultural research for development.
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Bihar Agricultural University (BAU) recently discussed possibilities of collaboration on livestock research for development in Bihar, India.
In a meeting held 8-10 October 2015, the two institutes identified areas of mutual interest such as food safety, zoonotic diseases and animal nutrition as opportunities for developing joint proposals and projects.
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) recently discussed new areas of collaboration in India as part of a renewed research partnership between the two organizations.
On 9 September 2015, the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD), a research institute under Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and one of the International Livestock Research Institute’s (ILRI) partners in the country, celebrated 10 years of policy-related research in agriculture and rural development.
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) signed, on 17 August 2015, a new work plan with an increased focus on livestock research to address poverty and food and nutritional security in the country.
On 8-9 June 2015, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) renewed commitment to strengthen their partnership by launching the Joint Laboratory for Ruminant Disease Control (JLRDC) based in Lanzhou, a city southwest of Beijing.