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Webinars about upcoming Request for Applications

Learn about our plans to release a Request for Applications (RFA), which is expected in May. Click on a title below to find materials from webinars held in April 2021.

Research on Human Health, Food Safety, Diets & Nutrition

  • Audience: Public health, food safety, and nutrition-focused researchers and non-governmental organizations

Preparing for the RFA's Release

  • Audience: Researchers and administrators from first-time applicant organizations

Collaboration Opportunities for Minority Serving Institutions

Innovation Platforms: The 2021 Innovation Platform meetings were held virtually. The main purpose of these meetings was to share key research results to date and explain plans for future research. Click on a country of interest for more information and to download the 2021 program's materials. 

150Read the 10 articles in this special issue of the Journal of Dairy Science, November 2020.

“Dairy consumption levels are low in low- and middle-income countries due to low affordability, accessibility, and availability caused by inadequate feeding, management, and genetics; poor transport, cooling, and processing infrastructure; unconducive policy environments; and sociocultural and demographic factors,” explained Adegbola Adesogan, PhD, Director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA. “These papers collectively show how strategic interventions can lead to marked improvements in dairy production in developing countries.”

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Research pitches earn international awards for next-generation leaders

Young researchers have earned recognition for quick research pitches while participating in an international leadership program. The online contest was held by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), based in Kenya. ILRI is an...

Researchers return to field work for healthy infants in Ethiopia

Despite delays, newborn babies in Ethiopia are now being enrolled in a research study designed to reveal their vulnerability to bacterial infections from livestock. The project’s field work planned for April 2020 had been delayed by the...

Snapshots of research in 2020

Enjoy a few photos from 2020, with links to the projects and events they represent. Despite the challenges of COVID-19, our work continued. We were also fortunate to receive ...

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This work was funded in whole or part by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Food Security under Agreement # AID-OAA-L-15-00003 as part of Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems. Additional funding was received from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed here are those of the authors alone.