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Ethiopia - ILRI

International Livestock Research Institute

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has hosted seventeen high school interns since 2001.

Established in 1994, ILRI has worked on eradicating poverty through the use of livestock, bringing high-quality science and capacity-building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development.

ILRI carries out research and development in agriculture, rural livelihoods, livestock, and livestock systems.

Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, with a second principal research center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ILRI also has research centers in South and Southeast Asia as well as in China.

The interns at ILRI have worked alongside renowned international researchers and experts - like Dr. Tadelle Dessie and Dr. Jean Hanson - in the field at the Upper Ghibe Station and the Debre Zeit Field Station.

The students also have the opportunity to travel in Ethiopia and see the Ghibe Valley, National Museum of Ethiopia, Meskel Square, Ethiopian National Library, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Hager Fikir theatre, and Menelik's Imperial palace.

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