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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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

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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

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EcoZD project refines cross-country, trans-disciplinary collaboration on zoonotic diseases in Southeast Asia

Between 10-13 December 2011, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) led project on ecosystem approaches to the better management of zoonotic emerging infectious diseases in Southeast Asia (EcoZD) convened a progress meeting  in Bangkok. Chaired by program coordinator Jeff Gilbert of ILRI, the conference provided the seventy nine attendees an opportunity to reflect on the … Continue reading