Livestock genetics program works with farmers to boost nutrition in East Africa
ADGG / Animal Breeding / Dairy / East Africa / Ethiopia / Genetics / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Southern Africa / Tanzania

Livestock genetics program works with farmers to boost nutrition in East Africa

In this TED talk, ‘How we can help hungry kids, one text at a time’, Su Kahumbu explains how iCow, an agricultural SMS platform she developed, is supporting livestock farmers and how animal products are helping meet the nutritional needs of children in East Africa. Continue reading

Livestock genetics and breeding – highlights from ILRI’s corporate report 2015–2016
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Livestock genetics and breeding – highlights from ILRI’s corporate report 2015–2016

Originally posted on ILRI news:
The adoption of new technologies that speed up genetic gains are leading to further improvements in livestock productivity. Ghibe valley, southwest Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann) The experience of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partner geneticists in 2015–2016 clearly demonstrates the positive benefits to smallholder farmers of the…

African Dairy Genetic Gains Program: Innovative private-public partnership for sustainable dairy productivity in Ethiopia and Tanzania
ADGG / Animal Breeding / Dairy / Ethiopia / Genetics / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Tanzania

African Dairy Genetic Gains Program: Innovative private-public partnership for sustainable dairy productivity in Ethiopia and Tanzania

Originally posted on ILRI BioSciences:
Leveraging private and public partners is key to increased productivity in the dairy sector, according to a poster by scientist from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)-led project African Dairy Genetic Gains. The scientists explore some challenges facing dairy farmers within developing countries, illustrating how these dairy production difficulties can…