SLU has signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement with the CGIAR research programme Livestock and Fish.
SLU is the first university to sign such an agreement with this programme and under the upcoming period of two years SLU will contribute with expertise in the area of heard health but also investigate the possibilities of deepening the cooperation in the areas of animal genetics and feed and forage (plant material eaten by grazing livestock).
The agreement between SLU and International Institute of Livestock Research (ILRI) was signed by SLU:s Vice-Chancellor Lisa Sennerby Forsse on 23 June. ILRI is a a member of the CGIAR Consortium which works for a food-secure future.
Professor Ulf Magnusson at the Department of Clinical Sciences is the focal point for this cooperation at SLU. Ulf Magnusson is also one of the theme leaders of SLU Global.
About Livestock and Fish
The CGIAR Livestock and Fish research programme aims to increase the productivity of small-scale livestock and fish systems in sustainable ways, making meat, milk and fish more available and affordable to poor consumers across the developing world.
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 which works for a food-secure future.
CGIAR is the only worldwide partnership addressing agricultural research for development, whose work contributes to the global effort to tackle poverty, hunger and major nutrition imbalances, and environmental degradation.
It is carried out by 15 Centers, that are members of the CGIAR Consortium, in close collaboration with hundreds of partners, including national and regional research institutes, civil society organizations, academia, development organizations and the private sector.