Speaking at the launch of the Biosciences eastern and central Africa (BecA) ILRI Hub on 5 November 2010, Aggrey Ambali of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) refects on the importance of research to address problems of hunger, low agricultural productivity, rapid population growth and natural and human made disasters.
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for better and more sustainable use of livestock. ILRI is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a global research partnership of 15 centres working with many partners for a food-secure future. ILRI has two main campuses in East Africa and other hubs in East, West and Southern Africa and South, Southeast and East Asia. ilri.org
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