Monthly Archives: March 2016

Gender experts meet to develop strategies to integrate livelihoods and rights in women’s empowerment programs

Originally posted on ILRI livelihoods, gender and impact:
Florence Chepkirui, a blind dairy farmer in Saoset village in Kenya’s Bomet County (photo credit: ILRI/Paul Karaimu). On 25 February 2013, some 25 gender researchers, development practitioners and women’s rights advocates will…

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ILRI mass-produced vaccine to protect livestock of poor herders against cancer-like disease

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Field trials of a new vaccine batch for East Coast fever produced at the Nairobi-based International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) are nearing completion; a Maasai woman from northern Tanzania holds her calf that has just…

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ILRI scientist calls for better irrigation techniques to reduce risk of vector-borne diseases

Originally posted on AgHealth:
The hidden dangers of irrigation By Imogen Mathers If you are unable to listen to this audio, please update your browser or go here to download. For farmers in Kenya, creative ways to irrigate crops can be the…

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Is Ketosis Possible in Naqa (dairy camel)?

Originally posted on Natural Health with theCamel Milk:
Very few/rare time I noticed (while working with Naqa at intensive farm) the signs of Ketosis in high yielders. On the other hand, the camel physiology reminded me always that it may…

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Persuasion: Towards a calculus of influence in livestock research for development

Originally posted on ILRI news:
An ‘advocacy wheel’ diagram from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—which used it to help improve outcomes for children’s nutrition by way of the UN Sustainable Development Goals—presented by Hien Tran at a Livestock Advocacy…

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ILRI’s Shirley Tarawali joins global livestock industry leaders to discuss beef’s role in feeding the world

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Shirley Tarawali, assistant director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), will today (Friday, 4 Mar 2016) join global livestock industry leaders to discuss ‘Beef’s role in feeding the world’ at the International Livestock…

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