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Pig farmers to earn more through new genetics project in Uganda

Research conducted in Uganda’s smallholder pig value chains by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners in the past five years has revealed that pig production is constrained by poor pig genetics, a challenge that requires urgent addressing through institutional, research and farmer level action. 441 more words


Where is the gap?

He sat opposite me and declared, “We hire only women. They are better workers.” The difference between genders in work ethic, integrity and commitment is something that I have noticed all along in various work situations. 397 more words


I Stand for Refugee Empowerment

As you read this,  I would like to draw your attention to a few events happening right now.  From the beginning of the day, at least 164… 950 more words


Livestock key to ending poverty and hunger in developing countries

A child holds a newly born family lamb in Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI\Zerihun Sewunet).

At a recently held high-level United Nations meeting , several events on  178 more words


Supporting refugee livelihoods or host stability? The two sides of the coin

For many refugees, the humanitarian programmes focusing on “livelihoods” end up having merely an “accessory” role rather than generating sustainable labour.

Civil defence members and civilians put out fire at a camp for Syrian refugees near the town of Qab Elias, in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, July 2, 2017. 1,296 more words


Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals—the roles of livestock

Today, 14 July 2017, the role of livestock in achieving the SDGs was the focus of a special event at the High-Level Forum on Sustainable Development. 441 more words


A Million Leaders

(This article was first published at the IIMB Leadership Summit – IIMBue 2016)

As Manoj sat down for the interview, I could not help marvelling at his spotless and crisp attire, the pens neatly lined in his pocket along with the latest Samsung Edge phone. 459 more words