In March 2016 the PigRisk project, which focuses on food safety and pork value chains, held its mid-term review. This five-year project (2012–2017) aims to improve the livelihoods of rural and urban poor in Vietnam by creating better opportunities and incomes from pig value chains as a result of reduced risks associated with pork-borne diseases. The project is led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).
In an effort to step up control of zoonotic diseases, or diseases transmitted from animals to humans, the framework for One Health Partnership for Zoonoses (OHP), an initiative by the Vietnamese government, was officially launched in Hanoi on 1 March 2016.
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) recently supported and co-organized a symposium on food safety, zoonoses and EcoHealth in Thailand.
The ‘Surveillance and early-warning systems for climate-sensitive diseases in Vietnam and Laos,’ or Pestforecast project team recently held its second planning workshop on 19-21 March 2015 in Hanoi, Vietnam.
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 …
Human, livestock and environmental health are inextricably linked, Sixty-one per cent of all diseases are ‘zoonotic’ –that is, transmissible between animals and humans.
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 …