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Ugandan pig disease researcher, Joyce Akol, receives bioinformatics training through the BecA-ILRI HUB

Joyce Akol, a molecular biology MSc student with Makerere University and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), has been selected to participate in a two-week training organized by the Biosciences east and central Africa-ILRI (BecA-ILRI) Hub. Continue reading

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Balancing livestock roles: Key actions to improve livestock systems

This article in the journal Animal reviews the positive and negative roles of livestock in the developing world. Authored by several ILRI staff, the paper also discusses ‘key factors that are likely to determine the future contribution of the sector to food security, environmental protection and economic growth.’ It proposes actions for improving different aspects … Continue reading

Animal Breeding / Aquaculture / Article / Asia / Event / Fish / Genetics / Presentation / WorldFish

Aquaculture conference showcases latest technologies

One of the largest aquaculture and aquarium shows in Asia, Aqua Aquaria India 2013, was recently held in Vijayawada, AndhraPradesh, India, from 8 – 10 February. Hosted by the Marine Products Export Development Authority of the Government of India (MPEDA), the event showcased the latest production and marketing technologies in aquaculture and ornamental fish culture … Continue reading

Africa / Aquaculture / Article / Egypt / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Women / WorldFish

Iceboxes help women fish retailers find profits

A group of women fish retailers in the Egyptian region of Shakshouk near Fayoum are realizing better profits from the sale of their fish after acquiring iceboxes. Iceboxes help them keep their fish fresh in the market, allowing them to sell more stock each day. The iceboxes were supplied by WorldFish and CARE Egypt as … Continue reading

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Livestock and fish experiences in value chain development shared at conference

Rapid urbanization, growing middle classes, changes in dietary patterns, and population growth have spurred a rising demand for livestock and fish products in global markets and developing countries. This creates an opportunity for demand-led development interventions that have the potential to benefit the 1 billion people whose livelihoods directly or indirectly depend on livestock, and … Continue reading

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Egypt research on tilapia aquaculture reports improved results through genetic improvements

The importance of aquaculture production in Egypt has been increasing rapidly in the past decade, especially tilapia aquaculture, which accounts for about 55 per cent of the total aquaculture production in the country. To meet the growing population needs for animal protein, Egypt has to realize the potential to further increase tilapia aquaculture production. Recent … Continue reading