Tata Trusts team visit to ILRI Vietnam opens door for cooperation in pig production
ILRI / India / Pigs / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

Tata Trusts team visit to ILRI Vietnam opens door for cooperation in pig production

The study tour of the Tata Trusts delegation from 24-30 July 2017 aimed to share experiences of pig raising at grassroots level and of the pig value chain in Vietnam. The exchange provided a unique opportunity for the Tata Trusts team to interact with their counterparts to strengthen pig production in the two countries. Continue reading

New livestock feed project to benefit dairy farmers in India’s Odisha State
Animal Feeding / Feeds / Fodder / ILRI / India / Odisha / South Asia

New livestock feed project to benefit dairy farmers in India’s Odisha State

On 20 June 2017, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Department (HARD) of the Government of Odisha hosted a launching workshop for a project on ‘Feed and Fodder Production in Different Agro-climatic Zones and its Utilization for Livestock of Odisha’ in Bhubaneswar, the capital of the state. The … Continue reading

Dairying / ILRI / India / Innovation Systems / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / South Asia

Multi-stakeholder consultation forum proposed to transform the Bihar dairy sector

Despite the crucial role played by dairy development plays in strengthening the economy and job creation in rural Bihar, milk productivity has hardly increased in decades. Recent increases in milk production have been driven by increases in the number of animals. A study at the International Livestock Research Institute, published in January 2016, sets out the challenges facing the sector and suggests a way forward, the establishment of a multi-stakeholder consultation forum/platform to share and discuss the nature of interventions each organization is undertaking in the dairy livestock sector. Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Asia / ASSP / Bangladesh / Fodder / Forages / ILRI / India / Livelihoods / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nepal / Project / Research / South Asia

Livestock and livelihoods: CSISA project boosts incomes and productivity in South Asia

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. Continue reading

Animal Breeding / ILRI / India / Livelihoods / Nagaland / Pigs / policy / South Asia

ILRI research to shape pig breeding policy in Nagaland, India

Last month (15 December 2015), ILRI researchers and agriculture sector partners in Nagaland discussed the process of ‘framing a pig breeding policy’ in the state at a workshop that reviewed current evidence from ongoing pig farming research. The meeting also generated recommendations for a pig breeding policy in the state, which among other goals, aims to develop pig breeds/cross-breeds that are adaptable, productive and appropriate for the smallholder pig farmers in Nagaland. Continue reading

ASSP / Feeds / Fodder / ILRI / India / LIVESTOCK-FISH / South Asia

Getting to the root of the problem: Feed and fodder interventions for Bihar’s dairy sector planned

Insufficient supply of feed and fodder for animals remains a problem for dairy farmers in India, particularly in the state of Bihar. Feed and fodder scarcity limits animal productivity of products such as meat and milk, resulting in reduced incomes especially for smallholder dairy farmers. Continue reading