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Researchers return to field work for healthy infants in Ethiopia


February 22, 2021

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

Category: Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, Livestock, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Disease, Ethiopia, Infant, Laboratory, Livestock, Special Topics

Applied business model for animal feed generates revenue and improves livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Niger


March 17, 2020

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

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Livestock
Tags: Business, Feed, International Development, Niger, Research, Trade

First multi-stakeholder Swine Day in Cambodia educates about disease, opportunity


February 11, 2020

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

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Professional Development
Tags: Cambodia, Disease, Food Safety, Innovation, International Development, Livestock, Policy, Pork

Research helps parents “give milk” to improve nutrition and livelihoods in Rwanda


March 13, 2019

by Judy Kimani, International Livestock Research Institute ◊ Gabura Amata Mubyeyi, translated from Kinyarwanda, means “Parents, Give Milk.” This phrase communicates one of the core messages resulting from an ongoing research project ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS
Tags: Africa, Communicating, Cooperative, Household, Human Health, Income, Milk, Nutrition, Pregnancy, Rwanda, Value Chain

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