Improved dairy cattle for enhanced livelihoods and food and nutritional security in Senegal
Africa / Animal Breeding / Cattle / Dairying / Genetics / Genomics / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Senegal / West Africa

Improved dairy cattle for enhanced livelihoods and food and nutritional security in Senegal

According to scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) the ‘adoption of more profitable dairy cattle breeds type’ by farmers is a stepping stone towards developing nutritional security in Senegal. Continue reading

Africa / Animal Breeding / Cattle / CTLGH / Genomics / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research

Invitation to join an online discussion on cattle genomics in Africa, 16-26 August 2016

The use of genomics in Africa is in early stages, and further discussions are required on where and how genomics can best contribute to broader livestock productivity goals. From 16-26 August 2016, ILRI and CTLGH will organize a virtual forum on cattle genomics in Africa to take this agenda forward. Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / Biotechnology / Crops / Genomics / ILRI / LiveGene / Research

A strategic framework for transgenic research and product development in Africa

Since the first transgenic crop was released in in the world in 1994, cultivation of several varieties has grown rapidly to reach 175 million hectares, more than 10% of the world’s arable land, in 27 countries. Adoption and commercialization of transgenic products is growing by 3% per year in developed and developing countries. There is … Continue reading

Africa / Article / Genetics / Genomics / ILRI / ILRI40 / LiveGene / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Trypanosomiasis

African trypanosomiasis resistance in cattle by a transgenic approach

This project proposes a new strategy for creating resistance in cattle to African trypanosomiasis, a major disease that affects agricultural production in broad regions of Africa. The long-term aim is to generate genetically modified cattle, which carry a gene that imparts resistance to African trypanosomes. Continue reading

A4NH / Agri-Health / AHH / Emerging Diseases / Genomics / Zoonotic Diseases

Experts discuss strategies for infectious disease pathogen discovery

Scientists conducting research in the area of pathogen discovery, especially virus discovery met for a 4 day workshop on 5-8 Nov 2012. Held at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Nairobi, the aim of the workshop was to enable ILRI to make informed decisions about which technologies to be investing in to support the pathogen … Continue reading

Event / Genomics / ILRI / LiveGene

New research agreement between Korea’s RDA and ILRI signed

On 26 Jul 2012, a memorandum of understanding was signed between Park Hyun Chool, Korea’s Rural Development Administration (RDA) administrator, and Jimmy Smith, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) director general. This memorandum of understanding signifies the beginning of more collaborative research, renewed partnership and the willingness and commitment from the two to jointly continue … Continue reading

Genetics / Genomics / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene

Genetics of adaptation in domestic farm animals: A review – Highlighting our Publications

Ranked 11th of the 25 most downloaded article of livestock science between January to December 2011 is the article ‘Genetics of adaptation in domestic farm animals: A review‘. ‘This review summarizes available information on genetics of adaptation in major livestock species focusing on small ruminants. Adaptation to humans and consequences of domestication on predator aversion, … Continue reading

Genomics / Indigenous Breeds / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Project / Research / Senegal

Senegal dairy genetics – new project at ILRI

A new project titled, Senegal Dairy Genetics on peri-urban dairy systems in Senegal under the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) – Biotech, Improving utilization of farm animal genetics resources (BT03) group, that works on identifying appropriate genotypes, breeds & breed combination and finding the best options for multiplication and delivery in different production systems commenced … Continue reading

Disease Control / Event / Genomics / Indigenous Breeds

AWARD Fellow, Sheila Ommeh participates at the International Women’s Day briefing event for British Parliamentary Group in London

Sheila Ommeh, ILRI scientist with Olivier Hanotte, former ILRI scientist and her PhD supervisor at the meeting with British parliamentarians on March 7 (photo credit: AWARD/Karen Homer) ‘On the eve of International Women’s Day and against the backdrop of deepening food crises across sub-Saharan Africa, two leading African women agricultural scientists joined U.K. experts at … Continue reading