East and Southeast Asia / ILRI / Livestock / MoU / Vietnam

New agreement between ILRI and Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development focuses on long-term partnership

A new agreement between the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) in Vietnam will boost efforts towards improving the competitiveness and livelihoods of smallholder livestock farmers in the country.

The revised memorandum of understanding (MoU), which was signed on 17 August 2015 in Hanoi, will increase cooperation between MARD and ILRI in livestock sector research and development in Vietnam. Continue reading

Asia / CCAFS / Climate Change / East and Southeast Asia / ILRI / Livestock / Philippines

Hoping for a win-win: Livestock interventions discussed at the climate-smart agriculture workshop

‘Better-fed animals have lower emissions intensities’, said Polly Ericksen, a senior scientist and program leader of Livestock Systems and Environment (LSE) program at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), during a regional workshop on climate-smart agriculture (CSA) technologies’ in Manila, Philippines on 2-4 June 2015. Continue reading

ILRI emphasizes role of smallholders in future livestock development and innovation at India agricultural conference
Article / Asia / ILRI / India / Innovation Systems / Livestock / Markets / Regions / South Asia / Value Chains

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

Animal Feeding / Asia / ASSP / Dairying / Feeds / Fodder / Forages / ILRI / India / Innovation Systems / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / South Asia

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…

Asia / ILRI / Indonesia / Interview / Staff / Zoonotic Diseases

The ‘ILRI crowd’ in Asia: Rainer Asse

Each week on this blog, we 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. These days you’ll find Rainer Asse in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, where he facilitates the Ecohealth Resource Centre located at the University of Gadjah … Continue reading

Asia / Disease Control / Food Safety / Goats / ILRI / India / Livestock / Markets / Pigs / Small Ruminants / South Asia / Vaccines

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