International Livestock Research Institute: medium-term plan 2010-12
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ILRI 2009. International Livestock Research Institute: medium-term plan 2010-12. Nairobi (Kenya): ILRI
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This 2010-12 MTP presents relatively few adjustments to research plans from the previous MTP. One main cross-cutting change in the ILRI research program in 2010 will be to accelerate efforts to align research activities to the livestock development challenges presented. In preparation for that, ILRI is conducting a center-commissioned external review in 2009 looking at research into sustainable intensification of smallholder crop-livestock systems to provide a review of past activities and advice on this future focal area. In order to better position itself for improved outcome and impact performance, ILRI is also conducting a center-commissioned external review on its current impact assessment activities and how these might be strengthened in future. Greater changes are anticipated in subsequent medium-term plans, once there is further clarity on the CGIAR strategy and results framework and the mega program / research portfolio of the Consortium. ILRI coordinates the CGIAR Systemwide Livestock Research program, which enables all centres to collaborate in research on a range of cross-cutting livestock problems, also ILRI pursues its research agenda through four inter-related projects relating to the outcomes included, viz. Targeting and Innovation; Improving Market Opportunities; Biotechnology; and the People, Livestock and the Environment. Its specific research programs address: the vulnerability of livestock producers to income loss when their livestock assets are lost to disease or inadequate forage and water as well as their vulnerability to zoonotic diseases; the challenge of sustainable intensification of smallholder livestock systems for increased productivity; and the potential for sustainable increases in income from expanding markets for safe, high-quality, and affordable livestock products.
Submitted to the Science Council of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).