Bimal Kumar Nirmal, acting secretary in Nepal’s Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD), officially launched ILRI’s livestock research programs in the country on 23 April 2021 at an inception meeting hosted by ILRI and MoALD in Kathmandu.
In collaboration with other CSISA partners, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has been helping crop-livestock farmers to boost income and milk production by increasing the availability of fodder, promoting efficient use of cereal residues and improving the quality of supplementary feeds in India, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Strategies for improving feeding and fodder availability to enhance livestock production in India’s Odisha state were recently discussed at a workshop by project partners and stakeholders.
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.
Three weeks ago, the New Delhi office of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) hosted a meeting to review the progress of farmer-led dairy feeding trials conducted within a multi-centre ‘Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia’ (CSISA). Various CSISA partners from Bangladesh, India and Nepal gathered at the S&B East Inn, in New Delhi, 4–5 Jul 2012. …
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 …