News and updates on research on livestock value chains by the International Livestock Research Institute and partners

Monday, September 24, 2007

New report on pig production in Assam, India

ILRI's Market Opportunities Theme has published a report on pig production in Assam State, India. Based on a comprehensive study of the pig sub-sector, the report identifies clear opportunities for improvement of pig production and marketing to contribute to livelihood improvements in the state.

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Rameswar Deka, William Thorpe, M. Lucila Lapar and Anjani Kumar. 2007. Assam’s pig sub-sector: current status, constraints and opportunities. ILRI project report. ILRI (International Livestock Research Institute), Nairobi. 117 pp.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Global roadmap launched for better tools to control FMD in endemic settings

A Global Roadmap for improving the tools to control foot and mouth disease (FMD) in endemic settings was launched at the Rome headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on 17 April 2007.

Brian Perry represented ILRI at the launch of the international initiative to promote research that will deliver new and improved methods for controlling FMD that are applicable to endemic settings.

Download the document.

Perry BD and Sones KR (eds). 2007. Global Roadmap for improving the tools to control foot-and-mouth disease in endemic settings. Report of a workshop held at Agra, India, 29 November-1 December 2006, and subsequent Roadmap outputs. ILRI (International Livestock Research Institute), Nairobi, Kenya. pp. 88 and a CD.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

New approach to bird flu control in Indonesia featured in 'Science' journal

An article in the 5 January 2007 issue of Science features ILRI's Jeffrey Mariner and partners who are using a new approach -- participatory epidemiology -- in the fight against avian influenza in Indonesia.

The article by Dennis Normile, Indonesia taps village wisdom to fight bird flu, is available online at