International Livestock Research Institute

ILRI envisions… a world where all people have access to enough food and livelihood options to fulfil their potential.

ILRI’s mission is… to improve food and nutritional security and to reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock—ensuring better lives through livestock.

ILRI’s strategic intention is to use livestock as a development tool, one that widens and sustains three major pathways out of poverty. (1) securing the assets of the poor (2) improving smallholder and pastoral productivity (3) increasing market participation by the poor.