An overview of ILRI

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Presented by Jimmy Smith to Juergen Voegele, Director of Agriculture and Environment at the World Bank, on his visit to ILRI Nairobi, 20 February 2013.

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An overview of ILRI

  1. 1. An overview of ILRI International Livestock Research Institute
  2. 2. 4/5 highest value global commodities are livestock Source: FAOSTAT, 2010 data 2
  3. 3. % growth in demand for livestock products 2000 - 2030 3 FAO, 2012
  4. 4. Growth scenarios for livestock systems ‘Strong growth’ – Where good market access and increasing productivity provide opportunities for continued smallholder participation. ‘Fragile growth’ – Where remoteness, marginal land resources or agro-climatic vulnerability restrict intensification. ‘High growth with externalities’ – Fast changing livestock systems potentially damaging the environment and human health Different research and development challenges for poverty, food security, health and nutrition, environment
  5. 5. ILRI Mission and Strategy ILRI envisions a world where all people have access to enough food and livelihood options to fulfill their potential. ILRI’s mission is to improve food and nutritional security and to reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock— ensuring better lives through livestock ILRI works in partnerships and alliances with other organizations, national and international, in livestock research, training and information. ILRI works in all tropical developing regions of Africa and Asia. ILRI is a member of the CGIAR Consortium that conducts food and environmental research to help alleviate poverty and increase food security while protecting the natural resource base.
  6. 6. Strategic objectives ILRI and its partners will develop, test, adapt and promote science- based practices that—being sustainable and scalable—achieve better lives through livestock. ILRI and its partners will provide compelling scientific evidence in ways that persuade decision-makers—from farms to boardrooms and parliaments—that smarter policies and bigger livestock investments can deliver significant socio-economic, health and environmental dividends to both poor nations and households. ILRI and its partners will work to increase capacity amongst ILRI’s key stakeholders and the institute itself so that they can make better use of livestock science and investments for better lives through livestock.
  7. 7. ILRI and CGIAR research programs Dryland Cereals Grain Legumes Livestock and Fish Maize Rice Roots, Tubers and Bananas Wheat Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Forests, Trees and Agroforestry Water, Land and Ecosystems Humidtropics Aquatic Agricultural Systems Dryland Systems Policies, Institutions, and Markets Agriculture for Nutrition and Health Genebanks
  8. 8. ILRI’s research teams Integrated sciences BiosciencesAnimal science for sustainable BecA-ILRI hub productivity Food safety and zoonoses Vaccine platform Livestock systems and the Animal bioscience environmentLivelihoods, gender and impact Feed and forage bioscience Policy, trade, value chains Bioscience facilities 8
  9. 9. Biosciences eastern and central Africa – ILRI Hub A strategic partnership between ILRI and AU-NEPAD. A biosciences platform that makes the best lab facilitiesavailable to the African scientific community Identifying agricultural solutions based on modernbiotechnology. Building African scientific capacity.
  10. 10. THE TECHNICAL CONSORTIUMA partnership between the CGIAR and FAO aimed atchanneling research knowledge into developmentprojects/programs --actively linking research todevelopment--Its current focus: dry-lands of the Horn of AfricaSupporting IGAD and the respective countries toundertake requisite country and regional analyses, and todevelop investment plansIt is hosted by ILRI and funded largely by USAID
  11. 11. ILRI Resources• Staff: 700.• Budget: $60 million.• 30+ scientific disciplines.• 130 senior scientists from 39 countries.• 56% of internationally recruited staff are from 22 developing countries.• 34% of internationally recruited staff are women.• Large campuses in Kenya and Ethiopia.• 70% of research in sub-Saharan Africa.
  12. 12. New ILRI Research Structure Director General Jimmy Smith Institute Management Committee Dir Corp Dir Human Dir Institutional Planning & DGs Rep Services Resources Partnerships Margaret Ethiopia Martin van Shirley Tarawali Weerdenburg MacDonald Levy Iain Wright DDG Integrated Knowledge Mgmt DDG Biosciences Peter Ballantyne Sciences Suzanne Bertrand John McIntire Public Awareness Dir CRP L&F Susan MacmillanTom Randolph Capacity Dev. Integrated Sciences Biosciences Iddo Dror CRP 1.1 Intellectual Property Polly. Ericksen Animal science for sustainable Linda Opati CRP 1.2 productivity Iain Wright Business Dev Unit Alan Duncan (vacant) CRP 2 Food safety and zoonoses Vaccine platform Derek Baker Delia Grace Vish Nene (Director) Institutional Support CRP 4 Livestock systems and the Animal bioscience Delia Grace environment Steve Kemp Regional Reps CRP 5 John McIntire (Interim) Boni Moyo, Purvi An Notenbaert Mehta, Abdou Fall, Livelihoods, gender and impact Feed and forages bioscience CRP 7 Steve Staal Kathleen Colverson Suzanne Bertrand (Interim) Polly Ericksen Research Methods Genebank Jane Poole Policy, trade, value chains Biosciences facilities AlexandraCRP Jorge Points Focal Derek Baker (Vacant) Research Support
  13. 13. ILRI Offices India Mali China Laos VietnamNairobi: HeadquartersAddis Ababa: principal campusIn 2012, offices opened in: NigeriaKampala, Uganda Sri LankaHarare, Zimbabwe Mozambique KenyaOffice in Bamako, Malirelocated to ThailandOuagadougou, Burkina Faso EthiopiaDakar, Senegal
  14. 14. ILRI –HQ Nairobi campus IITA CIMMYT CIP ★ IRRI Helen Keller Global Alliance for Improving Nutrition Int. Service fot the Acquisition of Ag. Biotech Applications African Agric. Technology Foundation
  15. 15. Addis Campus – A CGIAR Campus ILRI • icipe IWMI • IFAD IFPRI • IFDC CIMMYT • BMGF ICARDA ICRAF CIP Bioversity (ICRISAT)
  16. 16. Better lives through livestock ilri.org The presentation has a Creative Commons licence. You are free to re-use or distribute this work, provided credit is given to ILRI.

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