Africa / Event / Project / Research

Devoted to the farmer and their cow: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) visit to Biotech’s research project sites

The Dairy Genetics East Africa (DGEA) project’s success hinges on the participation of small holders dairy farmers and their willingness to share their knowledge and practices.  Selected project sites include Kaptumo, Siongiroi, Meteitei, Kabras, Butere/Khwisero in Kenya and Wakiso, Bushyenyi in Uganda.  On 27th of June, a field trip in the Kenyan sites to monitor … Continue reading

East Africa / Project / Research

Determining appropriate genotypes for dairy production systems through the Dairy Genetics East Africa (DGEA) project

With the horn of Africa facing serious famine, research experts have been discussing different ways of implementing sustainable solutions to combat this crisis. Among the opportunities identified for this crisis in a media briefing on ‘Research Options for Mitigating Drought-induced Food Crises’  is to have the right kinds of animal breeds in the right environment … Continue reading