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Natural resources: Abundant or scarce? (That would depend on just how ‘natural’ we think human resources are)

Natural resources: Abundant or scarce? (That would depend on just how ‘natural’ we think human resources are)

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View the full slide presentation by ILRI director general Jimmy Smith at Tropentag on 17 Sep 2014.

The topic of this year’s Tropentag International Conference, being held in Prague, Czech Republic, and which opened today, is ‘Bridging the gap between increasing knowledge and decreasing resources’. Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), gave a…

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Livestock options to meet development goals: ILRI side event at Tropentag Conference in Prague

Livestock options to meet development goals: ILRI side event at Tropentag Conference in Prague

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The Farmyard, by Marc Chagall, 1962 (image via Wikimedia).

This post is written by ILRI assistant director general Shirley Tarawali

A side event at the Tropentag 2014 International Conference, being held at the Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic, tomorrow, 18 Sep 2014, from 1400–1530, is being organized by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).

ILRI is a…

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'Ecohealth' approaches linking human and environmental health in Kenya

‘Ecohealth’ approaches linking human and environmental health in Kenya

Mother, child and cows outside their homestead in Busia, Kenya

Mother, child and the family cows outside their homestead in Busia, Kenya (photo credit: ILRI/Charlie Pye-Smith).

‘Many key health challenges like Malaria in Kenya can only be managed through the integrated approach that links environment to human health, experts say.

‘According to researchers attending the Ecohealth2014 in Montreal, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for health challenges…

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New analyses highlight the extent of livestock production in Africa’s drylands

New analyses highlight the extent of livestock production in Africa’s drylands

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Typical long-horned goats of Abergelle Amhara, Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/Zerihun Sewunet).

‘Quantitative information on the importance of livestock systems in African drylands is scarce. A new study by Tim Robinson, of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and Giulia Conchedda, of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), helps to redress this. The study is…

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