Southern Africa

ILRI opened an office in Maputo, Mozambique, in May of 2006. Zimbabwean animal scientist Siboniso Moyo serves as ILRI’s Regional Representative by facilitating ILRI’s involvement in the region by identifying opportunities and developing partnerships with the intention of coordinating activities to not only improve conditions, but educate as well. Read more...
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Portrait of one of Kenya’s  Improved Boran breed of cattle (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). ‘Parasites found in African cattle could offer a new insight into ways of combatting serious parasitic diseases in humans, including malaria. A team funded by the Wellcome Trust has found that cows can be protected from parasites that cause deadly diseases … Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Mar/2015

Herds of African cattle may hold the secret to new ways of fighting parasitic diseases like malaria, which kills some 600,000 people a year, scientists said on Friday. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Mar/2015

Voice of America’s Joe DeCapua interview Phil Toye, a scientist with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), about a paper published this week in Science Advance. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Mar/2015

A Boran calf and girl in eastern Kenya (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). A new study of the cattle killer East Coast fever finds a protective process that may also be at work in human malaria: Infections with milder parasites may protect against severe disease. African cattle infected with a lethal parasite that kills one million … Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Mar/2015

The IITA commissioned external review of Africa RISING East and Southern Africa project concluded on 16 March after nearly five weeks of literature review, project stakeholder interviews and field visits to project sites in Tanzania and Malawi. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Mar/2015

Recent reviews of capacity building training of dairy innovation platforms in Tanga and Morogoro in Tanzania highlights key opportunities and challenges in efforts to improve dairy production in the country. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Mar/2015

A lot of events end up being 'Death-by-PowerPoint' executions, by design and default. ILRI CKM support much more interactive events than those. But even with a PowerpPoint recital, a lot can be done to improve how they are run. This post presents such ideas, drawing from a recent example. Continue reading

Maarifa, Mar/2015

At this week's international conference on Integrated Systems Research for Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture, Jeroen Groot presented a poster on behalf of IFPRI colleagues on Africa RISING work to characterize the adopters of sustainable intensification innovations in Malawi and Tanzania. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Mar/2015

At this week's international conference on Integrated Systems Research for Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture, Bright Jumbo presented a poster reporting on research in Tanzania to integrate Maize Lethal Necrosis disease management in crop-livestock intensification. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Mar/2015

At this week’s international conference on Integrated Systems Research for Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture, Aston Mulwafu presented a poster explaining on different feed options for smallholder dairy farmers to intensify their production systems in Malawi.     Dairying in smallholder farming systems can be intensified to improve livelihoods. The biggest constraint faced by resource-constrained … Continue reading

Africa RISING, Mar/2015

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Saskia Hendrickx
ILRI Representative for Mozambique
SIKHALAZO DUBE, PhD
Regional Representative, Southern Africa
Sirak Bahta
Agricultural Economist

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People working on Southern Africa

Saskia Hendrickx
ILRI Representative for Mozambique
SIKHALAZO DUBE, PhD
Regional Representative, Southern Africa
Sirak Bahta
Agricultural Economist