International research teams are collaborating on new agricultural projects to improve the lives of vulnerable farmers and their families in West and East Africa. Their challenging mission is to empower small-scale livestock farmers and markets ... READ MORE
Quick Summary: New research dispels the myth that drinking milk contaminated with a fungal toxin causes liver cancer. Evidence from four continents shows that milk distributors, especially in developing countries, have been too quick to dispose ... READ MORE
Although livestock are known to contribute to greenhouse gases, not all livestock are the same. Systems for raising livestock vary widely from massive industrial operations to a family with one cow. In much of the developing world, the smallholder ... READ MORE
Young researchers have earned recognition for quick research pitches while participating in an international leadership program. The online contest was held by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), based in Kenya. ILRI is an ... READ MORE
Despite delays, newborn babies in Ethiopia are now being enrolled in a research study designed to reveal their vulnerability to bacterial infections from livestock. The project’s field work planned for April 2020 had been delayed by the COVID-19 ... READ MORE
Enjoy a few photos from 2020, with links to the projects and events they represent. Despite the challenges of COVID-19, our work continued. We were also fortunate to receive a renewal award from USAID for another five years of supporting research ... READ MORE
A new business supplying animal feeds to rural Niger is helping to overcome vast distances and other hurdles that constrain the productivity and incomes of goat and sheep farmers.
Though 90 percent of the rural population in Niger owns ... READ MORE
“Bicycle chicken” is a national dish in Burkina Faso, and even Bill Gates shared a video about it and blogged that chicken rearing can reduce extreme poverty. But what about the eggs?
Recent research in Burkina Faso, sponsored ... READ MORE
The blog post Field Notes - To Meat or Not to Meat: Balancing Global Viewpoints in Battles over Food was published on February 18, 2020 by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Read the original story at https://www.thechicagocouncil.org/blog/global-food-thought.
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In April 2019, the Cambodian government confirmed the presence of African Swine Fever, which is extremely fatal to pigs and has spread into nine east Asian countries since 2018. The disease can devastate the holdings of pig farmers, but ... READ MORE