ILRI annual report 2007: markets that work - making a living from livestock
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ILRI. 2008. ILRI annual report 2007: markets that work - making a living from livestock. v.p. Nairobi (Kenya): ILRI.
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This year's annual report in addition to the 2007 research work also covers key events in the first half of 2008, particularly matters pertaining to the continuing global food price crisis. There is a special section on the record-high food prices; and an introduction to ILRI's 'Improving Market Opportunities' Theme. This annual report comprises three chapters, viz., East Africa; South Asia; and Southern Africa. The first chapter on East Africa looks into the impacts of Kenya's Smallholder Dairy Project; East Africa Dairy Development Project; the index-based livestock insurance; and combating elephant grass diseases crippling East Africa's dairy farmers. A debate on diversifying pastoral livelihoods is also presented. Chapter 2, South Asia, deals with a comprehensive study of the Assam dairy sector and discusses topics including smallholder pig systems for a 'forgotten corner' of India; milk quality in the traditional dairy systems of Assam, India; feeding India's booming feed markets; and a new strategy for Asian smallholder dairy. Topics of discussion in chapter 3, Southern Africa, include ILRI in Southern Africa: the context and priorities for engagement; reducing the vulnerability of livestock peoples of southern Africa: saving lives and livelihoods; coping strategies and endgames; commercializing livestock markets in drought-prone southern Africa; livestock-based adaptations to climate change; early detection, response and surveillance for avian influenza in Africa; and foot-and-mouth disease global 'roadmap' launched to help developing-country farmers. This year’s annual report is presented primarily in web rather than printed format for greater cost-effectiveness and ease of use.