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CGIAR / Engagement / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-CRP / Research

Research on animal genetics

The animal genetics flagship works towards choices of improved breeds readily available, affordable and used widely and sustainably. It works on: Understanding, characterisation, utilization and conservation of livestock phenotypes and genotypes in relation to future production systems New and appropriate breeds: application of new opportunities in genomic and reproductive technologies Effective delivery systems: breeding schemes, … Continue reading

CGIAR / Engagement / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-CRP / Research

Research on animal health

The animal health flagship combines advances in vaccinology and diagnostics with refined herd health management to improve productivity and mitigate disease risks. It: Evaluates animal health constraints and threats: methods and tools to identify the extent and impact of animal health constraints and how these are changing Refines and adapts holistic herd health management approaches: … Continue reading

CGIAR / Engagement / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-CRP / Research

Research on animal feeds and forages

The animal feeds and forages flagship aims to increase livestock productivity by identifying, testing and delivering superior feed and forage strategies responding to evolving demands for animal-source foods Works on more and better feeds: new feeds and forages; new strategies to use existing feeds and forages better Works across CGIAR programs on ‘full purpose crops’; … Continue reading

CGIAR / Engagement / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-CRP / Research

The research agenda?

In summary, the performance of livestock systems is based on four fundamental interacting factors: the genetic potential of the animals being kept, their nutrition, their health, and the socio-economic environment, including the management capacity of the livestock keeper, the motivation for keeping livestock, the role of gender, market opportunities and services, and policies that shape … Continue reading

CGIAR / Engagement / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-CRP / Research

Livestock program – the focus on growth trajectories?

The complexity of the livestock sector in terms of its various commodities (meat, milk, eggs and other products), species (cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry), the associated agri-food systems and the ways they are changing at variable speeds, and the many other roles that different types of livestock play (traction, savings insurance, and social and … Continue reading

CGIAR / Engagement / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-CRP / Research

Livestock program – the smallholder focus?

The Livestock Agri-food Systems CGIAR Research Program aims to seize the opportunity presented by the rapid increase in demand for animal-source foods in developing countries, coupled with the current suppliers of these being many millions of smallholder farmers to help drive the transition to sustainable, resilient livelihoods and diets for future generations. The starting point … Continue reading

CGIAR / Engagement / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-CRP / Research

Delivering a livestock program – communications and uptake?

The program intends to invest in robust communication, intellectual assets management and open access, research data management and knowledge management to achieve: Greater research uptake and outcomes by publishing, licensing, communicating and adapting the program’s outputs, data and messages Effective engagement in partnerships and with policy processes so results are scaled More effective program management … Continue reading