International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases (ILRAD)

Laboratoire international pour la recherche sur les maladies animales

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13 Sep 1973, under a Memorandum of Agreement between the Government of Kenya and The Rockefeller Foundation acting on behalf of CGIAR. Registered as a charitable institution under the laws of Kenya, 13 June 1974. Statutes registered in 'UNTS 1/17599'. Ceased to exist, 31 Dec 1994, when combined with International Livestock Centre for Africa (ILCA), to form International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).


Develop effective control measures for livestock diseases, in particular trypanosomiasis and tick-borne diseases, which seriously limit food production in Africa.

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Cooperates with the other CGIAR supported centres:

 • WorldFish Center, Manila (Philippines);

 • Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor (Indonesia);

 • Bioversity International, Rome (Italy), including (since 1994) International Network for the Improvement of Banana and Plantain (INIBAP), Montpellier (France);

 • International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Aleppo (Syrian AR);

 • International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Cali (Colombia):

 • World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Nairobi (Kenya);

 • International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru (India);

 • International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington DC (USA);

 • International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan (Nigeria);

 • International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Rajagiriya (Sri Lanka);

 • International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Mexico City (Mexico);

 • International Potato Center (CIP), Lima (Peru);

 • International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Manila;

 • International Service for National Agricultural Research (ISNAR), The Hague (Netherlands);

 • Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), Bouaké (Côte d'Ivoire).


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 7 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 non-governmental organizations.
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Subjects *

  • Zoology
    • Animals
  • Invertebrates
    • Insects
  • Medicine
    • Pathology
    • Blood
  • Amenities
    • Food
  • Industry
    • Production
  • Research, Standards
    • Research
    • Laboratories
  • Agriculture, Fisheries
    • Animal Husbandry

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 15: Life on Land



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