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Listed below are all previously-released podcast episodes. Click on a podcast title to listen or download the episode.


GL-CRSP Podcasts
Number Podcast Title
001 GL-CRSP Podcast Volume 1, Episode 1: Interview with David Bunn, Project Manager for the Avian Flu School Project

Global Livestock CRSP Podcast Volume 1, Episode 1: Researcher David Wolking of the GL-CRSP interviews David Bunn, Project Manager of the Avian Flu School Project (AFS). Avian Influenza has been described as the "most serious health threat facing the world" by the World Health Organization, a threat which according to the World Bank's Global Development Finance 2006 Report, could result in economic losses of up to 3.1% of global GDP, or approximately US $965.4 billion. In the interview, Mr. Bunn discusses the issues and challenges facing AFS as the project moves to the village implementation level in Tanzania.

002 GL-CRSP Podcast Volume 1, Episode 2: Bridging Institutional Barriers to Make Horizontal Connections in a Vertical World

Global Livestock CRSP Podcast Volume 1, Episode 2: 'Bridging Institutional Barriers to Make Horizontal Connections in a Vertical World,' foreword to the GL-CRSP Annual Report 2005, by Dr. Montague W. Demment, director of the Global Livestock CRSP. Dr. Demment explores the connections between agriculture and natural resource management, and the need to maintain that connection in our institutions.

003 GL-CRSP Podcast Volume 1, Episode 3: WOOL Research Brief 06-01, 'Cashmere in Kazakhstan: A Marketing Update'

Global Livestock CRSP Podcast Volume 1, Episode 3: WOOL Research Brief 06-01 'Cashmere in Kazakhstan: A Marketing Update,' authored by Carol Kerven, Berik Aryngaziev, Hilary Redden, and Aidos Smailov. WOOL RB 06-01 investigates the progression of cashmere marketing in Kazakhstan, where the quality of cashmere and the expanding goat population provide a strong foundation for the development of a Kazakh cashmere industry, with income opportunities directly benefiting the poorest households in the most geographically marginalized regions of the country.

004 GL-CRSP Podcast Volume 1, Episode 4: PARIMA Research Brief 06-02, 'Do Pastoral Husbands and Wives in Northern Kenya View Milk Marketing Differently?'

Global Livestock CRSP Podcast Volume 1, Episode 4: PARIMA Research Brief 06-02 'Do Pastoral Husbands and Wives in Northern Kenya View Milk Marketing Differently?,' authored by John McPeak and Cheryl Doss. PARIMA RB 06-02 illustrates how milk marketing in two pastoral towns in Northern Kenya is influenced by patterns in intra-household decision making between husbands and wives. The study shows how efforts to link producers to markets may need to be designed with an understanding of the intra-household decision making process.

005 GL-CRSP Podcast Volume 1, Episode 5: ENAM PI Grace Marquis' presentation from the EPAC Meeting at Bodega Bay, California, August 22, 2007

Global Livestock CRSP Podcast Volume 1, Episode 5: Enhancing Child Nutrition through Animal Source Food Management (ENAM) Principal Investigator (PI) Grace Marquis of McGill University gives a graphic presentation on the development and preliminary results of the project. Slides and video from the presentation are also available for download to complement the Podcast. The two video links below were featured in the presentation, and illustrate the innovative outreach activities of the ENAM project.

006 GL-CRSP Podcast Volume 2, Episode 1: Kathy Sierra, VP of the World Bank's Sustainable Development Network on Livestock's Role in Development

Global Livestock CRSP Podcast Vol 2, Episode 1: Kathy Sierra, Vice President of the World Bank Sustainable Development Network (SDN), addresses the panel at the planning meeting "Repositioning Livestock in the Development Agenda," regarding the World Bank's Agriculture for Development Report, and the role of livestock in the SDN's future initiatives and planning.

007 GL-CRSP Podcast Volume 2, Episode 2, Part 1: Emerging Infectious and Zoonotic Diseases

Global Livestock CRSP Podcast Vol 2, Episode 2, Part 1: A panel discussion at the GL-CRSP and World Bank's "Repositioning Livestock in the Development Agenda," planning meeting discuss the issue of Emerging Infectious and Zoonotic Diseases within the greater context of agriculture and livestock development initiatives.

008 GL-CRSP Podcast Volume 2, Episode 2, Part 2: Emerging Infectious and Zoonotic Diseases

Global Livestock CRSP Podcast Vol 2, Episode 2, Part 2: A panel discussion at the GL-CRSP and World Bank's "Repositioning Livestock in the Development Agenda," planning meeting continues the discussion on the issue of Emerging Infectious and Zoonotic Diseases within the greater context of agriculture and livestock development initiatives, with particular focus on livestock marketing and quality control in the face of increasing global demand for meat products, and defining the role of the greater public good in development and disease prevention.

009 GL-CRSP Podcast Volume 2, Episode 3: Climate Change and the Livestock Sector

Global Livestock CRSP Podcast Volume 2, Episode 3: Climate Change and the Livestock Sector. A panel discussion at the GL-CRSP and World Bank's "Repositioning Livestock in the Development Agenda," planning meeting discusses climate change and its impact on the livestock sector, with particular focus on the questions: How are particular regions and sectors in the livestock arena going to be effected by climate change, and what is the role of developing countries in the carbon equation?

010 GL-CRSP Podcast Volume 2, Episode 4: Industrial Production Systems and the Livestock Sector

Global Livestock CRSP Podcast Vol 2, Episode 4: Industrial Production Systems and the livestock sector: addressing the Long Shadow. A panel discussion at the GL-CRSP and World Bank's "Repositioning Livestock in the Development Agenda," planning meeting discusses the role of industrial production systems as a tool for livestock development initiatives. Specific emphasis is given to smallholder participation the industrial systems, the rising cost of feed, and the ecological footprint of intensified systems.

011 GL-CRSP Podcast Volume 2, Episode 5: Biofuel and implications for the livestock sector

Global Livestock CRSP Podcast Vol 2, Episode 5: Biofuel and its implications for the livestock sector. A panel discussion at the GL-CRSP and World Bank's "Repositioning Livestock in the Development Agenda," planning meeting discusses the effects and implications of a growing biofuel industry on the livestock sector, with particular emphasis on the rising cost of feed, the opportunities for smallholder participation in the biofuel sector, and possible intervention opportunities to address evolving challenges.

012 GL-CRSP Podcast Volume 2, Episode 6: Market Access

Global Livestock CRSP Podcast Volume 2, Episode 6: Market Access. A panel discussion at the GL-CRSP and World Bank's "Repositioning Livestock in the Development Agenda," planning meeting discusses the opportunities and challenges surrounding the enhancement of market access for smallholders in the livestock sector. How do various groups utilize market information and information systems? What are the roles for public investment and the private sector in improving market access? How can smallholders adapt to meet global product standards and take advantage of increasing livestock product demand?

013 GL-CRSP Podcast Volume 2, Episode 7: The Future of Pastoralism.

Global Livestock CRSP Podcast Volume 2, Episode 7: The Future of Pastoralism. A panel discussion at the GL-CRSP and World Bank's "Repositioning Livestock in the Development Agenda," planning meeting discusses the future of pastoralism. Are pastoralists the scourge or saviors of the earth? Is the Tragedy of the Commons a thing of the past? How is land-use change impacting pastoral livelihoods? Where are the knowledge gaps in current understanding of these marginalized groups, and what is the most effective way to enhance pastoral livelihoods?

014 GL-CRSP Podcast Volume 2, Episode 8: Animal Source Foods and Human Nutrition

Global Livestock CRSP Podcast Volume 2, Episode 8: Animal Source Foods and Human Nutrition. A panel discussion at the GL-CRSP and World Bank's "Repositioning Livestock in the Development Agenda," planning meeting discusses the role of over and under-consumption of Animal Source Foods in human nutrition, citing the benefits of ASF in improving children's cognitive function and prenatal health, as well as the potential for enhanced leadership and human capacity development from a diet rich in micro-nutrients.

015 GL-CRSP Podcast Volume 3, Epidsode 1: Researcher Danielle Knueppel of the GL-CRSP interviews Dr. Peter Msoffe of the Avian Flu School Project

Global Livestock CRSP Podcast Volume 3: Researcher Danielle Knueppel of the GL-CRSP interviews Dr. Peter Msoffe of the Avian Flu School Project (AFS) in Morogoro, Tanzania. Dr. Msoffe is a Veterinarian and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Public Health. At the university, he divides his time between research, extension and instruction, teaching courses in Poultry Diseases, Introduction to Animal Health, Animal Science, Prevention of Animal Diseases, and Animal Behavior. Dr. Msoffe is also involved in the GL-CRSP Newcastle Disease Avian Flu Control Project (NDAFCP), a village-level chicken disease control project, which incorporates vaccination against Newcastle disease with farmer education on chicken production and marketing. It is currently being conducted in 3 different regions in Tanzania - Iringa, Morogoro, and Mtwara.

016 GL-CRSP Podcast Volume 3, Epidsode 2: Interview with Dr. Harison Sadiki, Field Coordinator of the HALI Project, and Howard Kombe, Field Technician for the HALI Project.

Researcher David Wolking of the GL-CRSP interviews Dr. Harison Sadiki and Howard Kombe of the Health for Animal and Livelihood Improvement (HALI) Project in Iringa, Tanzania. Dr. Sadiki a Veterinarian, and Mr. Kombe an Animal Health Technician, are assisting the HALI Project, along with partners Friends of Ruaha Society (FORS) and the Wildlife Conservation Society's (WCS) Ruaha Landscape Program, in organizing an event on September 28, 2008 in celebration of World Rabies Day.  The event will feature educational presentations and video, and will be held in one of the HALI Project's study villages, Makifu, near the Wildlife Management Area surrounding Ruaha National Park. Recently, Dr. Sadiki was featured on the Iringa, Tanzania Swahili language radio station Ebony FM, in order to discuss and field questions on rabies in Tanzania. This podcast is both a recap of that interview, and a discussion on the importance of rabies control and prevention at the interface of wildlife, livestock, and human populations.

017 GL-CRSP Podcast Volume 4, Episode 1: Food Price Crisis Symposium - Welcome, Larry Karp

GL-CRSP Podcast Volume 4, Episode 1: Food Price Crisis Symposium - Welcome, Larry Karp.  On October 10, 2008, the Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics at the University of California hosted a symposium to present the main results of recent research on the current food price crisis conducted at UC Berkeley and UC Davis in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.  Audience members represented various disciplines, and the presentations provided non-technical summaries that facilitated the understanding of the main issues and consequences relevant to the food price crisis. Larry Karp, UC Berkeley, introduces the speakers and key issues of the Symposium. 7 min.

018 GL-CRSP Podcast Volume 4, Episode 2: Food Price Crisis Symposium - Causes of the food crisis, Aaron Smith & Gordon Rausser

Aaron Smith, UC Davis, and Gordon Rausser, UC Berkeley, discuss the causes and consequences of the food crisis.  Smith addresses issues occurring over the last two years, while Rausser follows the historical overview up to 2008 with some more recent macroeconomic explanations. 31 min.

019 GL-CRSP Podcast Volume 4, Episode 3: Food Price Crisis Symposium - Biofuel policy and food prices, David Zilberman

David Zilberman, UC Berkeley, discusses biofuel production, policies in the way of subsidies and mandates, and relates biofuel production to the food supply and food prices. Zilberman makes clear that biofuels now represent the meeting point of environmental policy and food policy. 30 min.

020 GL-CRSP Podcast Volume 4, Episode 4: Food Price Crisis Symposium - Speculators, storage, and food prices, Brian Wright

Brian Wright, UC Berkeley, addresses the relationship between speculators, storage and food prices. He reminds the listeners that not any single factor contributed to the food price crises, nor are they a 100% sum total of causes because the stability of the market at any given time also dictates its ability to handle stresses like those that contributed to the food price crisis. 18 min.

021 GL-CRSP Podcast Volume 4, Episode 5: Food Price Crisis Symposium - Agricultural research & development and food prices, Julian Alston

Julian Alston, UC Davis, discusses agricultural research and development in light of a food price crisis.  Alston states most generally that research affects productivity which affects prices and that to adequately address the crisis, we need much more serious investments in agricultural research and development. 26 min.

022 GL-CRSP Podcast Volume 4, Episode 6: Food Price Crisis Symposium - Identification of the vulnerable in developing countries, Alain de Janvry

Alain de Janvry, UC Berkeley, speaks about the identification of the vulnerable in developing countries.  He focuses on the rural poor as the worst off in a food price crisis because they are net buyers of food and cannot mobilize to the extent that urban populations can.  De Janvry also pinpoints on the reduced spending by governments and donors for agricultural research and development in the last 25 years and states that we must redevelop the pipeline for using agriculture for development. 22 min.

023 GL-CRSP Podcast Volume 4, Episode 7: Food Price Crisis Symposium - Measuring consumer price response in developing countries, Ethan Ligon

Ethan Ligon, UC Berkeley, discusses measuring consumer price response in developing countries.  Ligon stresses that the main consequence of an increase in food prices in not that people will go hungry or suffer from malnutrition immediately, but that more of the budget will be diverted to food expenses and away from health and education that contribute to long-term growth and development.  30 min.

024 GL-CRSP Podcast Volume 4, Episode 8: Food Price Crisis Symposium - Effects on US consumers & producers and subsidy payments, Daniel Sumner

Daniel Sumner, UC Davis, presents on the effects of the food price crisis on US consumers and producers and subsidy payments.  Sumner reminds the audience, however, that the poor in developing countries are the most affected by the food crisis because food purchases represent a much larger portion of their household expenses. 27 min.

025 GL-CRSP Podcast Volume 4, Episode 9: Food Price Crisis Symposium - Panel discussion with Alex McCalla, Gordon Rausser, Daniel Sumner & Brian Wright

A Panel featuring Alex McCalla, UC Davis, Gordon Rausser, UC Berkeley, Daniel Sumner, UC Davis, and Brian Wright, UC Berkeley, makes concluding remarks and takes questions.  Sumner cedes his time to McCalla, McCalla comments followed by Wright, and Rausser concludes before questions are taken. 19 min.

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