Africa / Animal Breeding / Animal Feeding / Asia / ASSP / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Kenya / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Southern Africa / Tanzania

Four scientists in the Animal Science team named to management roles

Four scientists in the Animal Science for Sustainable Productivity (ASSP) program have  joined  program director Iain Wright in heading the newly established ILRI country offices. The four are Amos Omore who will head the Tanzania country office, Danilo Pezo   (Uganda),  Saskia Hendrickx (Mozambique) and Mohamed Ibrahim (Pakistan). They  effectively become  ‘Country Representatives’ from January 1, … Continue reading

Africa / Asia / CCAFS / Climate Change / Crop Residues / Drought / Drylands / Event / Gender / Livestock / South Asia / Water

Building trust essential for science research

By Jane Gitau Small scale farmers appear to seek diversified ways of living as method of coping with the changing climate patterns and expensive goods. This observation was made by researchers of the IMPACTLite writeshop January 21-24, in Machakos, east of Nairobi, to consolidate their views and outline their proposed scientific papers. The team is … Continue reading

Africa / Article / Asia / Biodiversity / Climate Change / Drylands / DRYLANDSCRP / East Africa / Event / ILRI / NRM

ILRI to jointly host climate change event in Doha

Polly Ericksen, Senior Scientist and Interim Team Leader Drylands Programme, People, Livestock and the Environment, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), based in Nairobi, Kenya, will represent ILRI in a meeting on Grasslands climate change mitigation and adaptation potential on Wednesday, 5 December 2012, in Doha, Qatar. This is a side event being held at the … Continue reading

Africa / Animal Feeding / Asia / Crop-Livestock / Forages / Intensification / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Staff

Blummel appointed to Livestock and Fish leadership team

 Michael Blummel, a scientist with the People Livestock and the Environment (PLE) theme, will lead  the Feeds Component of CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish.  This means he will take primary responsibility for working with a team of scientists assembled across the four Centres working on this project, to define and implement the research agenda … Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Article / Asia / Crop Residues / Dairying / Event / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / South Asia

Indian dairy farmers learn better feeding methods to improve milk production

Ninety six dairy farmers (96) among them 44 females have been trained on “Feeding strategies to improve dairy production in Samastipur District of Bihar”. The one-day training programme was organised by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners of Bihar, India. The main purpose of the training held March 30, 2012 was to create … Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Asia / Crop-Livestock / ILRI

Adoption of a new approach to benefit crop livestock farmers

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research has adopted a new approach to integrated research combining crop breeding, selection and release with animal nutrition traits as an important research approach , bringing together the skills of plant breeders and animal scientists, and building upon collaborative research led by ILRI, the National Sorghum Research Centre and ICRISAT. … Continue reading