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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…

ILRI emphasizes role of smallholders in future livestock development and innovation at India agricultural conference
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ILRI emphasizes role of smallholders in future livestock development and innovation at India agricultural conference

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) was one of the participants at a high-level 74th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics (ISAE) held 18-20 December 2014 in Aurangabad, India.

Steve Staal, ILRI’s Regional Representative for East and Southeast Asia, delivered a keynote address at the meeting, where he emphasized the role smallholders will continue playing in meeting rising demand for livestock products in the country and the region. Continue reading

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Innovation platforms as a route to dairy development in India

Originally posted on Feeding innovation:
In the hills of Uttarakhand climate change is leading to reduced water from snow-melt being availability for irrigation and more extreme weather events. This is making crop production difficult and some crop land is being abandoned. Men are migrating to find work and many of the women remaining in the…

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ILRI in Asia – April 2012 news update

Portrait of goat-keeping family in India’s northern state of Uttarakhand Just in case you missed recent announcements, here is a selection of  reports on our International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) activities in Asia. Petra Saghir and Jemimah Njuki of the Poverty, Gender and Impact team take a closer look at the role of women in agriculture … Continue reading

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ILRI in Asia – News you may have missed

Just in case you missed recent announcements, here’s a selection of  reports on our International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) activities in Asia. Based on lessons learned in northeastern India, ILRI published a new set of training manuals for pig farmers aiming to improveg the main gaps in small-scale pig production. Together with the Bangladesh Agricultural … Continue reading

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The ‘ILRI crowd’ in Asia: Paolo Ficarelli

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. With a long family lineage based upon veterinarians and livestock traders, it’s almost natural that Pier Paolo Ficarelli would see his … Continue reading

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Tata and ILRI tackle rural livestock issues in northern India

Twenty per cent increases in pig meat demand per year. Forty per cent deficits in the supply of goat meat relative to demand. And an eighty five percent shortfall in the domestic availability of classical swine fever vaccine. These are a few examples of the challenges that the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) led ‘Enhancing … Continue reading