Monthly Archives: January 2018

​’If you care about agriculture, you care about livestock’—Bill Gates

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
​ The Cow with the Subtile Nose, by Jean Dubuffet, 1954. ‘. . . According to Reuters, the Gates Foundation will pump $40m into research for higher-yielding dairy cows, as well as chickens that lay better quality…

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DFID/UKAid provides £4 million for genetics and health research to aid sustainable livestock production in Africa

Originally posted on ILRI news:
More oxen for ploughing means less labour for farmers (photo: ILRI/Stevie Mann). In Ethiopia’s Ghibe Valley, ILRI-led tsetse fly control methods allowed cattle to flourish in an area previously almost uninhabitable for them. This encouraged more…

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Sustainable livestock futures—BMZ, GIZ and ILRI at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture this week

Originally posted on ILRI news:
For several days this week (18–20 Jan 2018), several scientific directors and staff of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)—Jimmy Smith, Shirley Tarawali, Dieter Schillinger, Lutz Merbold and Kristina Roesel—will be participating with several ILRI…

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To transform agricultural extension, give youth a voice

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
At the recent Africa Agriculture Extension week in Durban, there was a common refrain: “Demand for food in Africa is growing and expected to double by 2050.” This is why we see continued growth…

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Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is going to be history, but how?

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
I got impressed by the virtues of collective actions while reading the GFAR blog post Remembering our collective actions: The unforgettable story of Rinderpest eradication. This infectious disease which was once thought very difficult to…

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