For people living in absolute poverty and chronic hunger, the solution is not to rid the world of livestock, but to find ways to farm animals more efficiently and more sustainably
This year (2014) is a milestone for the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) as it marks 40 years of livestock research. On 1 October, ILRI headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya marked ‘ILRI@40’ with a conference on livestock-based options for development.
Two weeks later, on 13 October, ILRI in East and Southeast Asia celebrated 40 years of ILRI’s research by holding a gala dinner at Melia Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam on the sidelines of a three-day One Health workshop, which ILRI co-organized.
What is One Health? Why is it important to talk about it? And why should we use it in livestock sector development? These questions were addressed in-depth at the European–Southeast Asian experts One Health in action workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam on 13-15 October 2014.
To address current challenges related to disease emergence in livestock and humans, new integrated approaches are needed to promote collaboration between actors and groups towards more effective control. Southeast Asia is considered a hotspot for diseases emergence as demonstrated by the emergence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Such …
Hmong butchers selling pig meat from the indigenous Hmong black pig, recognizable from its thick layer of fat below the skin, Bac Ha, Lao Cai Province, Vietnam (photo credit: ILRI/Jo Cadilhon). The July 2014 issue of Partners Magazine, the flagship publication of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), features an article on an …
The International Livestock Research Institute in collaboration with CGIAR and national partners, and as part of the Humidtropics CGIAR Research Program, has released ‘A situational analysis of agricultural production and marketing and natural resources management systems in northwest Vietnam,’ to l guide future activities of the Humidtropics program.
Fred Unger, a veterinary epidemiologist at ILRI, visited the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) project site in Pampanga, Philippines and served as a resource speaker for a seminar on ecohealth and one health on 30-31 July 2014.
In the hilly areas of Uttarakhand, a typical farming household has one or two cows, one buffalo and a bullock, and cultivates cereals and vegetables on tiny terraced plots. Livestock make important contributions to livelihoods but providing sufficient feed for them continues to remain a challenge, especially during the winter months.