Monthly Archives: July 2017

On the heels of the 2011 eradication of cattle plague (rinderpest) is a new ‘frieze-dried’ vaccine that could eradicate goat plague—The Economist reports from ILRI

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Goats being herded near Wajir, northern Kenya (photo credit: ILRI/Riccardo Gangale). ‘. . . [R]inderpest, a cattle disease similar to measles, which was eradicated in 2011 . . . has plagued Africa and other parts…

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Livestock and women’s livelihoods: The recent evidence

Originally posted on ILRI policies, instititions and livelihoods program:
This ILRI discussion paper synthesises evidence of the contributions that livestock make to the livelihoods of poor women in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia and identifies factors that enhance or constrain…

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Livestock key to ending poverty and hunger in developing countries

Originally posted on ILRI policies, instititions and livelihoods program:
A child holds a newly born family lamb in Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRIZerihun Sewunet). At a recently held high-level United Nations meeting , several events on poverty and hunger featured the importance of…

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