The Impact of Research at The International Livestock Research Institute

Edited by John McIntire and Delia Grace
January 2020
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  • Published
    25th January 2020
  • ISBN 9781789241853
  • Language English
  • Pages 688 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

This book recounts the history and achievements of research at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), including work at its predecessors the International Livestock Centre for Africa (ILCA; 1974-1994) and the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases (ILRAD; 1974-1994).

In this work charting the research of these three institutions, the scientific and economic impacts of tropical livestock research reveal valuable lessons. Describing mixed crop and livestock systems' impact on the global environment, it also covers animal genetics, production, health and disease control, land management, public policy, and economics. Providing global estimates of the impact of livestock research and with useful pointers for future research, this book provides an important reference for animal scientists and veterinarians working in the global south.

Part I
1: Livestock Genetics and breeding
2: Control of Pathogenesis in Animal African Trypanosomiasis: A search for answers at ILRAD, ILCA and ILRI 1975-2018
3: Tsetse and trypanosomiasis control in West Africa, Uganda, and Ethiopia: ILRI’s role in the field
4: Impact assessment of immunology and immunoparasitology research at ILRAD and ILRI
5: Veterinary epidemiology at ILRAD and ILRI 1987 – 2018 - A Review
6: The Management of East Coast fever
7: Transboundary Animal Diseases
8: Zoonoses
9: Food Safety and Nutrition
10: Ticks and Their Control
Part II
11: Rangeland Ecology
12: Forage diversity conservation and use
13: The impact of CGIAR Centre research on use of planted forages by tropical smallholders
14: Multi-dimensional Crop Improvement by ILRI and Partners: drivers, approaches, achievements and impact
Part III
15: African Livestock Systems Research, 1975–2018
16: Ruminant Livestock and Climate Change in the Tropics
17: Policy and Economics Research at ILRI: 1975–2018
18: The Impact of ILRI Research on Gender

John McIntire

John McIntire is an independent economist living in Santa Barbara, California. He received his PhD in International Relations from the Fletcher School in 1980. He was an agricultural economist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) for several years in 1980s, working in Burkina Faso and Niger, where he did some of the first management studies of smallholder agriculture in francophone Africa. He subsequently was a researcher at the International Livestock Center for Africa (ILCA) in Ethiopia, work that led to the publication of Crop-Livestock Interactions in sub-Saharan Africa, a well-cited book of which he is principal author. He worked for more than 20 years as a staff member and Director at the World Bank, where he managed some of the Bank's largest programs in sub-Saharan Africa. He recently retired as Associate Vice-President for Program Management at the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

Delia Grace

Delia Grace is an epidemiologist and veterinarian with more than 20 years' experience in developing countries. She graduated from several leading universities and currently leads research on zoonoses and foodborne disease at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) based in Nairobi, Kenya. Her research interests include food safety, emerging diseases, gender studies, and animal welfare. Her career has spanned the private sector, field-level community development and aid management, as well as research. She has lived and worked in Asia, west and east Africa and authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications as well as training courses, briefs, films, articles and blog posts.

animal science, animal husbandry, epidemiology