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Taking stock and looking ahead: Livestock and Fish further develops dairy value chain work in India

The CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish recently reviewed its current projects and activities in India and set plans for 2016 and beyond.

At a review and planning meeting held 24-26 September 2015 at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi City in Uttar Pradesh, progress of the Livestock and Fish dairy value chain work in India was assessed. Continue reading

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ILRI and Indian Council of Agricultural Research renew partnership through newly signed work plan

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. Continue reading

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ILRI’s training program leads to increased milk yield for dairy farmers in Guwahati, India

Indian newspaper The Telegraph reported on Monday, 20 July 2015, that a program by researchers from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) that trained smallholder dairy producers in Guwahati in Assam, India led to an increase in milk production through improved methods and practices of dairy farming. Continue reading

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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

India’s smallholder farmers are having a ‘livestock moment’
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India’s smallholder farmers are having a ‘livestock moment’

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), gave one of three keynote presentations at the recent Agricultural Research Congress, held in Karnal, India, at the National Dairy Research Institute, from 3 to 6 Feb 2015. Smith began by reminding his audience of some 1,000 people why livestock…