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Update on ILRI in South Asia


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Presented by V. Padmakumar at the ILRI Institute Planning Meeting, Nairobi, 4-7 October 2016

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Update on ILRI in South Asia

  1. 1. Update on ILRI in South Asia V. Padmakumar ILRI Institute Planning Meeting 4-7 October 2016
  2. 2. Opportunities • Largest livestock and human population • Almost 600 million people depend on livestock • Rapidly growing market • Informal sector is large and un attended • National research programmes are heavily focused on technology
  3. 3. Opportunities • Presence of strong NGDOs, private sector • CSR Funds • National priorities (DLC, Genomic tools, TMS vaccine, etc.)
  4. 4. Challenges • Islands of excellence → Impact at scale • Very strong national research programme- IF, HR, Funds (Niche to be carved out) • ICAR – highly bureaucratic organisation • Scientific staff and country offices • Overhead - for countries/regions
  5. 5. What we have been doing…. • Technology focus (Feed, FS) • Technology uptake and market access (VCT, Tools, IP, FO, SD) • Influencing policies, programmes (National CSF CP, Breeding policy)
  6. 6. This presentation is licensed for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence. better lives through livestock ILRI thanks all donors and organizations who globally supported its work through their contributions to the CGIAR system