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

Friday, January 29, 2010

IFPRI's 'Millions Fed' book launched in Nairobi

The book Millions Fed: Proven Successes in Agricultural Development by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) was launched in Nairobi on 27 January 2010 at the ILRI Kenya campus.

Edited by David J Spielman and Rajul Pandya-Lorch, the book features 20 case studies of successful interventions in agricultural development that have substantially reduced poverty and hunger in Africa, Asia and South America, as well as globally.

The key factors underlying the success of these interventions have been documented to provide a collection of credible research evidence to inform future policy and investment decisions.

The project was led by IFPRI, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Amos Omore, Karl Rich and Steve Staal, all scientists from ILRI's Market Opportunities research theme, are among the contributors.

Markets theme scientists visit collaborators in Yunnan, China

The director of the Grassland and Animal Science Institute in Yunnan, China, Dr Huang Bi-Zhi, hosted a team of scientists from ILRI’s Market Opportunities theme during their visit to the institute on 17 January 2010.

Pictured (left to right) are Anette Baumer, Fred Unger, Huang Bi-Zhi, Lucy Lapar and Delia Grace. In the background are some Murray-Brahmin-Yunnan (MBY) cattle, a breed developed at the institute.