Alumni appointed to ILRI board

ILRI board Alumnus Professor John Lindsay Falvey has been elected to the board of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) – one of 15 elite ‘green revolution’ research centres dedicated to sustainable livestock practices in the developing world.

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.

Lindsay (pictured sixth in the back row) is the second La Trobe graduate elected to the ILRU board, with distinguished alumnus Professor Khatijah Yusoff (pictured second in the front row) serving since 2010.

Professor Lindsay Falvey is a highly-regarded authority and thought leader in Australian and international agriculture. At the University of Melbourne he was the Dean of Australia’s largest agricultural faculty.  Lindsay is keen to see ILRI continue to widen its global influence.

 “Livestock remain a key to improving the wellbeing of millions of marginalised persons, and the application of sound livestock science that includes social considerations, clearly can also bring environmental benefits.  ILRI is the leading research institution for livestock development in the majority of the world since it is oriented to the poor and marginalised livestock owners,” says Lindsay.

“It (ILRI) is an example of elite science serving basic needs. This is why I am proud to be a trustee of such a unique organisation. Having chaired an international review of the institute some six years ago, I am familiar with its strong science foundation and excellent networks of partner scientists in advanced institutions around the world.”

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