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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On 9-10 June 2015, a delegation from CIRAD, the French agricultural research and international cooperation organization, visited ILRI in Nairobi to develop concrete ideas for collaboration between the two organizations. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jun/2015

Elda Mmary, a female extension officer talks about her work with smallholder farmers on the Africa RISING project in Babati District, Tanzania. Continue reading

Africa RISING, May/2015

Scientists involved in the Africa RISING project share three key lessons learnt from a recent cross-learning visit to the Ethiopian highlands on landscape and watershed management. Continue reading

Africa RISING, May/2015

This week, chick geneticists and researchers are meeting in Addis Ababa to set out plans and deliverables for the African Chicken Genetic Gains project. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, May/2015

In April, twenty five scientists from the different Africa RISING projects visited Ethiopia as part of a learning exchange. Continue reading

Africa RISING, May/2015

A ‘Rapid appraisal of dairy value chains in Morogoro and Tanga regions in Tanzania’, conducted across eight villages in Kilosa and Mvomero districts in Morogoro and in Mvomero and Lushoto districts in Tanga, has identified key entry points for beginning to address the constraints in the country's dairy sector. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, May/2015

Farmers and extension agents from Babati District in Tanzania took part in a training, held on 20 April 2015, by Africa RISING scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) as part of activities to integrate improved forages into smallholder crop-livestock systems through capacity building for farmers and extension officers. Continue reading

Africa RISING, May/2015

As part of the Competitive Smallholder Livestock in Botswana project, Sirak Bahta from ILRI and Patrick Malope from the Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) conducted a study to measure competitiveness in smallholder livestock systems and emerging policy in Botswana. Continue reading

Botswana Livestock, May/2015

For four decades, the Nairobi-based International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and its predecessor, the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases (ILRAD), conducted research on East Coast fever. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, May/2015

On 4-6 March 2015, over 100 scientists, development agents, government institutions staff and private operators from Africa and other parts of the world converged in Gaborone, Botswana to discuss policies for competitive livestock production. Continue reading

Botswana Livestock, Apr/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