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

African Dairy Genetic Gains
ADGG / Animal Breeding / East Africa / Genetics / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Research

African Dairy Genetic Gains

African Dairy Genetic Gain (ADGG) is an International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)-led investment by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) that is developing and testing a multi-country genetic gains platform that uses on-farm performance information and basic genomic data to identify and provide superior cross-bred bulls for artificial insemination (AI) delivery and planned natural … Continue reading

Vision
ADGG / Animal Breeding / East Africa / Genetics / ILRI / Research

Vision

ADGG’s vision is to see that African smallholder dairy farmers are continuously accessing more productive dairy genetics, breeding and farmer education services and other related input services enabling their farming enterprises to be profitable and competitive businesses. The following are the expected indicators of success from the stakeholders in the program: Private sector perspective Business … Continue reading

Outcomes
ADGG / Animal Breeding / East Africa / Genetics / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Research

Outcomes

ADGG is working with initial core set of about 2,000 small and medium sized dairy farms in each country, with at least 2 dairy cows per farm for smallholders, and at least 10 cows for medium sized farms, and helping them initiate on-farm performance recording. The program will later recruit another 10,000 individual smallholder dairy herds in … Continue reading