India’s Odisha state starts work on a livestock master plan
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India’s Odisha state starts work on a livestock master plan

The Indian state of Odisha has officially rolled-out the process of designing a ‘livestock master plan’ (LMP) with the support of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). The Odisha LMP is expected to attract substantial and better targeted livestock sector investments from finance ministries, development partners, and private sector investors. Continue reading

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New study explores links between dairy intensification, women’s decision-making, time use and child nutrition

A newly published article reports that increased workload from dairy intensification, especially in medium-intensity households could negatively impact women’s time use and affect caregiving activities and child nutrition. Continue reading

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Linking poor livestock keepers to markets

In the November 2014 issue of Rural 21, Isabelle Baltenweck , a senior Agricultural Economist at the International Livestock Ree arch Institute (ILRI) explains why now more than ever, it is important to link small-scale livestock farmers to markets and how this can be done. Baltenweck describes reasons why livestock keepers are weakly linked to markets and presents some approaches that have been followed to strengthen livestock keepers’ access to markets. Continue reading

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Interactive research with smallholder farmers is key: ILRI scientist emphasizes at a regional share fair in Nairobi

At a regional Share fair on Rural Women’s Technologies held in Nairobi on 15-17 October, 2014, ILRI’S Isabelle Baltenweck was a panelist during a Round Table Dialogue on ‘Farmer-Research Linkages for Food and Nutrition Security Impacts at Scale’. Continue reading

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ILRI scientists participate in the African dairy conference

Two senior agricultural economists with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) were among the speakers during the 10th African Dairy conference and Exhibition held in Nairobi on 24 to 26 September 2014, during which they shared on dairy production and the policy and economic issues facing the dairy sector. Continue reading

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Guardian article highlights success of volunteer farmer trainers in East Africa dairy project

An article published this month (5 Aug 2014) in The Guardian’s farming and food security hub describes how the East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) project has successfully worked with volunteer farmer trainers to improve milk production in East Africa. Continue reading