Improved cattle feed provides new business opportunities for farmers in India

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Strong demand for milk in Bihar Province, India, for direct human consumption and for vital nutrients for the community, has provided an opportunity for one farmer to...

Using science to preserve culture in Rwanda

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  Traditional culture and science often seem to be worlds apart, but for Theogen Rutagwenda, the director general for animal resources in the Rwandan government, the two mix...
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Leadership: a call to pass the baton persuasively

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Armed with great ideas, energy and excitement, fresh entrants into a professional field come ready to conquer the world. They find jargon, red tape and sometimes cynical older professionals who now tick time in and out without much creativity. Left on their own, these youngsters will soon join the rat race and wither away seeking greener pastures and new excitement. Mentors, when sought for and available, help keep the young professionals energised and excited ready to tap into their creative juices and mange the rat race.

Barbara Wieland joins ILRI’s Animal Science for Sustainable Productivity team

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Barbara Wieland joined the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) on 5 January 2015 as team leader herd health in the Animal Science for Sustainable Productivity (ASSP) program. Wieland...

Strike turns Indian farmer to an overnight dairy feed businessman

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The seemingly sleepy village at the end of the road is not so sleepy after all. Guagadia village produced an overnight entrepreneur, one who had never imagined he...

It’s Just PR: how to slay the corruption dragon

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Reforms. Credibility. Efficiency. Three words that might as well be the legacy of Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’is tour of duty at the helm of Kenya’s education sector. Shock,...

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    Did it ever cross your mind that cows, goats, sheep and all animals have tribes, families, clans and other family groups much like human beings do? Or...

Today, I washed my hands: it is Global Handwashing Day

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October 15 is a day set aside to remind all people that constant soap and water is important for good health Ernest...

Insurance, carbon capture and markets may support pastoralists

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Three options exist to move pastoralists from vulnerable to resilient lifestyles. They are commercialization of livestock systems, payment for ecosystem services and social and financial safety nets...

Study shows how Tanzania dairy farmers stand to benefit from improved commercial feeds

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A new study has revealed the extent to which dairy farmers in Tanzania are under-served by the feeds manufacturing sector, which despite having adequate capacity, is operating...

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