Virtual strategic consultation to prevent transboundary infectious disease spread in South Asia organized by ILRI
Advocacy / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Bangladesh / ILRI / India / Nepal / Pakistan / Research / South Asia / Sri Lanka / Vaccines

Virtual strategic consultation to prevent transboundary infectious disease spread in South Asia organized by ILRI

A strategic consultation meeting to explore ways to prevent transboundary infectious diseases (TAD) from the livestock and poultry sectors of South Asian countries was jointly organized by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and the Bangladesh Academy of Agriculture (BAAG) on 15 February 2022. Continue reading

ILRI and ICAR partners conduct hands-on training on reducing methane emissions from livestock
Climate Change / GHG Emisssions / ILRI / India / South Asia

ILRI and ICAR partners conduct hands-on training on reducing methane emissions from livestock

Twenty-two researchers from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) institutes, State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) and Bharatiya Agro Industries Foundation (BAIF) participated in a lecture series and hands-on training program focused on methane emissions in the livestock sector from 26-28 October. The training was co-hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and ICAR at the National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology (NIANP), Bengaluru. Continue reading

ILRI and India’s Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying discuss priority areas for livestock sector development
Advocacy / Animal Diseases / Climate Change / Collaboration / ILRI / India / South Asia

ILRI and India’s Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying discuss priority areas for livestock sector development

In late August this year, Habibar Rahman, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) regional representative for South Asia met Shri Parshottam Rupala Ji, minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (MoFAH&D) in India, to submit a letter to impress upon the G-20 countries for the support of animal health and welfare globally. Continue reading

Training on the economics of animal health to improve management of disease threats in India
Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Disease Control / ILRI / India / South Asia

Training on the economics of animal health to improve management of disease threats in India

More than 20 researchers from various institutes of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) have been trained on animal disease economics and frameworks for risk analysis and risk management to improve veterinary disease prevention and control in India. Continue reading

ILRI scientist Vijayalakshmy Kennady receives Sushila Pathak Memorial Award
India / Livestock / Research / South Asia / Staff

ILRI scientist Vijayalakshmy Kennady receives Sushila Pathak Memorial Award

Vijayalakshmy Kennady, a scientist working with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in New Delhi, India, was on 3 November 2019 awarded the Sushila Pathak Memorial Award for best master’s degree thesis in veterinary sciences 2017 at the inaugural National Conference on Livelihood Improvement through Sustainable Livestock Production. Continue reading

Engaging non-scientists in the scientific process: India project employs ‘participatory system dynamics modelling’ to improve control of livestock diseases in the country
Animal Diseases / Disease Control / ILRI / India / South Asia

Engaging non-scientists in the scientific process: India project employs ‘participatory system dynamics modelling’ to improve control of livestock diseases in the country

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) are conducting a collaborative project on use of participatory methods in animal disease economic studies. These methods help officials refine their understanding of the economic losses caused by diseases in livestock and also inform policies developed and implemented to better control these diseases. Continue reading