German agroecological livestock research investments are benefiting both people and the planet

(Left) ILRI Deputy Director General for Biosciences Dieter Schillinger welcomes to ILRI Parliamentary State Secretary to the German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Maria Flachsbarth.
(Right) ILRI Assistant Director General Shirley Tarawali welcomes to ILRI BMZ Deputy Director General and Commissioner of the One World-No Hunger Initiative Stefan Schmitz (all photos here by ILRI/Paul Karaimu and ILRI/Susan MacMillan).

This information was provided by ILRI Assistant Director General Shirley Tarawali

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) was honoured this week to host a high-level German delegation including Maria Flachsbarth, parliamentary state secretary to Germany’s federal minister for economic cooperation and development, and Stefan Schmitz, deputy director of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), as well as senior staff of the Kenya Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation, including Andrew Tuimur, chief administrative secretary, and Ann Onyango, agriculture secretary; and representatives from several other CGIAR centres working in Kenya, including Tony Simons, director general of the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), and representatives from the Nairobi-based International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe).

This briefing gives an overview of the productive and decades-long relationship between Germany and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), a partnership that over the years has involved many other research institutions, funding bodies and development agencies. ILRI and its predecessors, the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases (ILRAD) and the International Livestock Centre for Africa (ILCA), have engaged with Germany on many strategic areas in livestock research for development in low-income countries, a few of which are outlined below.

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