A lengthy interview with ILRI’s new director general Jimmy Smith is the leading post on the home page of the Syngenta Foundation website in Nov 2011 (image credit: Syngenta Foundation; credit for photo of Jimmy Smith: ILRI/Apollo Habtamu).
‘Jimmy Smith is the new Director General of [the International Livestock Research Institute] in Nairobi. He recently talked to the Syngenta Foundation about smallholders, livestock research and animal diseases. A further topic was BecA, the biosciences center that the Foundation supports at ILRI.
‘How do you view the global importance of livestock?
‘The world is at an interesting stage with regard to food and nutritional security! There is much concern about how farmers can feed two billion more people in 2050. And unfortunately we’re not starting from zero. We already have a billion who are hungry and poor. So we’re really talking about nourishing three billion more people…
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