Knowledge to Action : ILRI’s role in pro-poor livestock research for development     Bruce Scott, Director of Partnerships...
  ILRI’s Mission is  <ul><li>“   Livestock Research for poverty reduction” </li></ul><ul><li>Securing assets of the poor  ...
ILRI Spearheading a  New Way Forward  <ul><li>Value proposition   </li></ul><ul><li>ILRI creates and integrates knowledge ...
Dynamic livestock sector   <ul><li>Livestock are the fastest growing part of the agricultural sector, a boom driven largel...
Livestock sector trends  <ul><li>A  ‘supermarket revolution’  is setting higher standards for food quality and safety. </l...
ILRI’s niche in pro-poor livestock research
Livestock research enables 3 pathways out of poverty <ul><li>Securing livestock assets  of the poor to reduce their vulner...
Why livestock matter in the new CGIAR <ul><li>Potential of livestock to reduce poverty. </li></ul><ul><li>Potential of liv...
ILRI Spearheading a  New Way Forward  KNOWLEDGE TO ACTION REDUCTING POVERTY, HUNGER AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION OUTCOMES...
Science base <ul><li>  Core competencies  </li></ul><ul><li>Livestock genetics, health and nutrition. </li></ul><ul><li>Bi...
Research-for-development paradigm: knowledge to action <ul><li>Agricultural systems based. </li></ul><ul><li>Biotechnology...
Future directions and challenges
Sustainable intensification  <ul><li>In the face of increasing competition for diminishing land, biomass (e.g. biofuels) a...
Reduce vulnerability  <ul><li>Identify livestock interventions that reduce the vulnerability of livestock-dependent househ...
Adapt to, and reduce, climate change  <ul><li>Help develop livestock-based adaptations. </li></ul><ul><li>Assess growing t...
Ensure food safety  and market access   <ul><li>Address the sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) issues around growing market ...
Control emerging zoonotic diseases  <ul><li>Combat bird flu and other emerging zoonoses (diseases shared by people and ani...
Develop livestock vaccines   <ul><li>Address the common problem of improving livestock immune responses to protozoan paras...
Conserve and use animal genetic resources <ul><li>Set priorities for livestock conservation. </li></ul><ul><li>Use appropr...
Knowledge sharing and research platforms  <ul><li>ILRI develops and shares its knowledge with all its partners often throu...
<ul><li>Planned joint ILRI, EIAR and RDA training workshop </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Title of the workshop wil...
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Knowledge to Action: ILRI’s role in pro-poor livestock research for development

  1. 1. Knowledge to Action : ILRI’s role in pro-poor livestock research for development Bruce Scott, Director of Partnerships and Communications 1st General Assembly of the Korea-Africa Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative Addis Ababa, 30 March 2011
  2. 2. ILRI’s Mission is <ul><li>“ Livestock Research for poverty reduction” </li></ul><ul><li>Securing assets of the poor to reduce vulnerability </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing productivity to improve livelihoods </li></ul><ul><li>Markets opportunities to increase incomes of the poor as products, employees, market agents </li></ul>
  3. 3. ILRI Spearheading a New Way Forward <ul><li>Value proposition </li></ul><ul><li>ILRI creates and integrates knowledge that enables diverse partners to innovate sustainable livestock-based pathways out of poverty. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Dynamic livestock sector <ul><li>Livestock are the fastest growing part of the agricultural sector, a boom driven largely by an on-going L ivestock Revolution in emerging economies. </li></ul><ul><li>Doubling livestock production puts pressure on natural resources: water, land, biodiversity. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Livestock sector trends <ul><li>A ‘supermarket revolution’ is setting higher standards for food quality and safety. </li></ul><ul><li>Market chains are lengthening, making it more difficult for small-scale producers to participate in markets. </li></ul>
  6. 6. ILRI’s niche in pro-poor livestock research
  7. 7. Livestock research enables 3 pathways out of poverty <ul><li>Securing livestock assets of the poor to reduce their vulnerability. </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing livestock productivity to improve livelihoods. </li></ul><ul><li>Expanding livestock markets to increase incomes. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why livestock matter in the new CGIAR <ul><li>Potential of livestock to reduce poverty. </li></ul><ul><li>Potential of livestock to improve nutrition and health of the poor. </li></ul><ul><li>Threat of livestock ‘bads’ (methane emissions, emerging diseases, resource degradation). </li></ul>
  9. 9. ILRI Spearheading a New Way Forward KNOWLEDGE TO ACTION REDUCTING POVERTY, HUNGER AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION OUTCOMES OUTPUTS ACTIVITIES Research, core competencies and innovations systems framework DYNAMIC LIVESTOCK SECTOR Increasing demand in developing countries  More complex pathways and longer market chains  Supermarket revolution  Food safety demands  Pressure on natural resources to double livestock production
  10. 10. Science base <ul><li> Core competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Livestock genetics, health and nutrition. </li></ul><ul><li>Biosciences, molecular biology and immunology. </li></ul><ul><li>Food safety, epidemiology and systems analysis. </li></ul><ul><li>Natural resources management. </li></ul><ul><li>Livestock economics and social sciences. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Research-for-development paradigm: knowledge to action <ul><li>Agricultural systems based. </li></ul><ul><li>Biotechnology and ICTs as key levers. </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing private-sector involvement. </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation systems mindset. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge management and strategic communications. </li></ul><ul><li>Embedding research in development interventions. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Future directions and challenges
  13. 13. Sustainable intensification <ul><li>In the face of increasing competition for diminishing land, biomass (e.g. biofuels) and other natural resources, sustainably intensify small-scale mixed crop-livestock systems by improving the system efficiencies of mixed smallholders, largely through better animal feed, health and genetics . </li></ul><ul><li>Make use of dairy ‘hubs’, where appropriate. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Reduce vulnerability <ul><li>Identify livestock interventions that reduce the vulnerability of livestock-dependent households. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand relations between livestock systems and other ecosystem services. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop and deploy: − livestock vaccines − index-based livestock insurance − payments for ecosystem services rendered. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Adapt to, and reduce, climate change <ul><li>Help develop livestock-based adaptations. </li></ul><ul><li>Assess growing trade-offs between livestock production and other ecosystem services. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from livestock. </li></ul><ul><li>Intensify ruminant production systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Sequester carbon in rangelands. </li></ul><ul><li>Better target livestock interventions. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Ensure food safety and market access <ul><li>Address the sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) issues around growing market requirements for food safety and quality that are constraining market access by smallholders. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop appropriate smallholder dairy markets. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Control emerging zoonotic diseases <ul><li>Combat bird flu and other emerging zoonoses (diseases shared by people and animals) in developing countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand and map the risks of zoonotic diseases emerging or re-emerging in given places and circumstances. </li></ul><ul><li>Predict and prevent outbreaks of zoonotic diseases (e.g. AVID project). </li></ul>
  18. 18. Develop livestock vaccines <ul><li>Address the common problem of improving livestock immune responses to protozoan parasites. </li></ul><ul><li>Improve existing vaccines, e.g. for ECF (East Coast fever) and CBPP (contagious bovine pleuro-pneumonia). </li></ul><ul><li>Develop molecular approaches to problem-solving (e.g. build transgenic cows that resist trypanosomosis and other diseases). </li></ul>
  19. 19. Conserve and use animal genetic resources <ul><li>Set priorities for livestock conservation. </li></ul><ul><li>Use appropriate conservation methods. </li></ul><ul><li>Make use of advanced reproductive technologies for fast deployment of improved genotypes. </li></ul><ul><li>Devise livestock breeding programs that suit smallholder farming systems. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Knowledge sharing and research platforms <ul><li>ILRI develops and shares its knowledge with all its partners often through technology platforms, such as: </li></ul><ul><li>Biosciences eastern and central Africa (BecA) at ILRI headquarters in Nairobi. </li></ul><ul><li>Joint Laboratory for Livestock and Forage Genetic Resources (JLLFGR) at CAAS in Beijing. </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Planned joint ILRI, EIAR and RDA training workshop </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Title of the workshop will be “ Artificial insemination and embryo transfer in cattle ” </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed date of the event will fall in June 2011. Discussions are still underway of the determined number of days of the workshop. </li></ul><ul><li>The workshop will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia </li></ul><ul><li>Participants will represent but not be limited to various pan-African countries </li></ul>
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