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Secure Tenure Rights
Diverse Tenure Systems
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The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality science and capacity-building (i.e. training others to sustain the areas of improvement that science and technology have developed) to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development for poor livestock keepers and their communities. Much of ILRI’s work is conducted in extensive and strategic partnerships that facilitate and add value to the contribution of many other players in livestock for development work.
ILRI is creating and integrating knowledge to enable diverse partners to find innovative solutions to make livestock a sustainable pathway out of poverty.
The organisation's objectives include securing assets to reduce vulnerability, increasing productivity to improve livelihoods, increasing incomes by enhancing market competitiveness and access. Built into all research projects is awareness of environmental impact. Furthermore, ILRI scientists are cognizant of the important role women play in livestock production and marketing and ultimately in reducing poverty.
ILRI's constituencies include scientists, policy makers and governments, NGOs and development agencies, smallholder farmers, civil societies and students.