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ILRI and SLU renew research partnership

ILRI signs memorandum of understanding with Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Delivering results…ILRI DG Jimmy Smith smiles after signing a memorandum of understanding for research collaboration between ILRI and SLU (photo credit:SLU/Jenny Svennås-Gillner)

A five year Memorandum of Understanding to boost livestock research for development has been signed between the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and ILRI. It renews their strategic partnership covering their already existing broad areas of collaboration but also includes a new area – the Livestock and Fish research program of the CGIAR.

One of the most successful projects under the previous MoU between ILRI and SLU was “Capacity building for sustainable Use of Animal genetic Resources (AnGR) in Developing countries between 1999 and 2012.

“We trained 138 trainers from 31 countries in Africa and 15 countries in Asia, but this is just a drop in the ocean”, notes Julie Ojango, the project leader.

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