Category Archives: Poverty, Hunger, Malnutrition

New Scientist reports on Nairobi study mapping out role of urbanization in zoonotic pathogen transmission

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
A cow in Kenya. An on-going study in Nairobi, Kenya is investigating how zoonotic pathogens are introduced to urban populations through livestock commodity value-chains (photo credit: ILRI/Paul Karaimu). A study by 12 Kenyan and UK institutions,…

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Animals, not people, should serve as sentinels of infectious diseases of both–Delia Grace

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
A girl shares the entrance to her house with a family of chickens in Oyo State, Nigeria (photo credit: ILRI/Mann). Researchers at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) argue in an opinion piece published yesterday…

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Draconian bans on urban livestock in developing countries ‘not the answer’–Guardian on ILRI report

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Customers at a milk bar in Ndumbuini in Kabete, Nairobi  (photo credit: ILRI/Paul Karaimu). Mark Tran in the Guardian‘s Poverty Matters Blog warns us this week not to keep chickens under our beds. On the…

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How the anti-meat mantra of rich countries hurts development in poor countries

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
ILRI Director General Jimmy Smith (photo credit: ILRI). Rich countries making bad food choices and consuming too much meat should not force their ideas about environmental and health issues and agricultural sustainability on the world’s…

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Jimmy Smith in Australia makes the case for greater investments in pro-poor livestock development

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Jimmy Smith, director general of ILRI (photo: ILRI/Paul Karaimu). The livestock sector plays a significant role in development, but Dr. Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute, says this is not reflected in…

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2nd PENAPH Conference: Call for Course Proposals: Jan 10-12, 2018, Thailand

Originally posted on PENAPH:
2nd PENAPH Conference, January 10-12, 2018, Thailand Participatory Approaches in Animal Health, Public Health, One Health and Ecohealth Call for Pre and Post Conference Courses, Proposals Due June 15, 2017 The mission of The Participatory Epidemiology Network for…

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Happy Camel vs the Sad Cow

Originally posted on Natural Health with theCamel Milk:
The Scientists are agreed that the products, especially milk coming from a happy and comfortable animal are far better than the animal in distressed conditions with a sad feeling. Now it is yours’…

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