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Livestock keepers in Kenya (Michael Wadleigh) : Click to enlarge
The February 2008 issue of id21 insights examines some of the implications of policy and institutional changes in the livestock sector and suggests how it can focus on 'pro-poor' development.
 12 February 2008

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Sign up to receive topic-specific alerts from R4D on research funded by DFID
 19 December 2007

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Sign up for updates on the results of the consultation on DFID's Research Strategy
 11 December 2007

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A research project on affordable energy for the poor has been launched in Africa
 28 November 2007

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A contribution to DFID's research strategy consultation has been received from the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)
 27 November 2007

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The Research Into Use (RIU) website has been redesigned
 26 November 2007

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Growing New Rice for Africa (NERICA) varieties provides farmers with extra cash for schooling, health care and better diets
 22 November 2007

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A project by Biodiversity International finds ways to re-invigorate use of the nutritious grain quinoa in its Andean homelands by helping local people take the effort out of food processing
 14 November 2007

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A new UK Research Councils office in China will help distribute funds from DFID for pro-poor research
 14 November 2007

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The Chief Veterinarian for Nigeria is appointed member of the International Committee of the DFID avian influenza programme
 13 November 2007

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Special feature on poverty and sustainability science published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)
 12 November 2007

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Twenty years after the original Farmer First workshop, a new DFID-sponsored workshop is being held at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex on 12-14 December 2007.
 08 November 2007

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Researchers funded by DFID met in London in September to discuss their work, share experiences and lessons learned and identify areas of common interest
 02 November 2007

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Recent report gives the results of a public consultation, held in Bangladesh, on DFID's research strategy.
 30 October 2007

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More than 700 responses have been received as a result of the consultation on research priorities for DFID
 29 October 2007

Helicoverpa armigera larva bores into a chickpea pod (image from cgiarNews) : Click to enlarge
An ICRISAT project has developed the production of a biopesticide from cotton bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera) larvae to protect crops from the pest itself
 23 October 2007

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New briefing dossier on the impact of climate change available from CGIAR
 19 October 2007

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Princess Anne's visit to the International Potato Center (CIP) in Lima, Peru is followed by nomination of CIP research for a major international prize, featured in a BBC World documentary
 11 October 2007

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GALVmed sponsors the 5th General Assembly Meeting of the Cysticercosis Working Group in Eastern and Southern Africa (CWGESA)
 02 October 2007

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More than 400 people have responded to DFID's Research Strategy consultation. Half of the respondents are from the south, and all stakeholder groups have participated in equal measure, with no one group dominating the conversation. Ideas about what DFID should fund are plentiful, but there is less guidance on how research can respond more closely to demand in the south, or influence policy.
 01 October 2007

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