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International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

Collaborating since: 2016

Kenya, Africa

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centers dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa.

ILRI through its graduate fellowship program provides opportunities to young scientists and graduate fellows globally to undertake quality research-for-development (R4D) within ILRI projects.  The fellows are able to access ILRI’s cutting edge research facilities, receive mentorship from ILRI scientists while at the same time make a valuable contribution within the following broad ILRI PROGRAM areas:

  • Animal and human health
  • Feed and forage resource development
  • Livestock genetics
  • Impact at scale
  • Policy, Institutions and livelihoods
  • Sustainable livestock systems

For more information please contact Leah Symekher– Capacity Development Officer (ILRI) +254 20 4223417 or mail



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