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Land pressure drives hunt for resilient livestock genes in East Africa, world congress told

Scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) are among experts discussing livestock genetics at the 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production in Vancouver, BC, Canada, August 17-22, 2014. Fidalis Denis Mujibi, discusses the Use of high density SNP genotypes to determine the breed composition of cross bred dairy cattle in smallholder … Continue reading

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Sheep researchers win top prize in international conference

A study by the sheep breeding and the policy teams at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has won the Best Overall Paper in the International Agribusiness Marketing Conference, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (22-23 October, 2013). The paper “Assessing sheep traders’ preferences in Kenya: A best-worst experiment from Kajiado County” by Nadhem Mtimet, Derek … Continue reading

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Awry end to picnic changes a vision

Some dreams we have early in life and we follow them. Sometimes, life gives us a rude awakening and we are forced to change course. 22 April, 2012, will forever be imprinted in the mind of Joost Hoedjes, a young scientist whose focus changed as a result. On that day, he and a group of … Continue reading

Africa / Animal Feeding / Asia / Crop-Livestock / Forages / Intensification / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Staff

Blummel appointed to Livestock and Fish leadership team

 Michael Blummel, a scientist with the People Livestock and the Environment (PLE) theme, will lead  the Feeds Component of CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish.  This means he will take primary responsibility for working with a team of scientists assembled across the four Centres working on this project, to define and implement the research agenda … Continue reading

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New frontiers for forage research in southern Africa

Research on forages just got a boost with the arrival of Godfrey Manyawu to the People Livestock and Environment theme (PLE) of  ILRI. He joins the theme as project coordinator for “Integrating crops and livestock for improved food security and livelihoods in rural Zimbabwe”.Manyawu, who is an expert in livestock production and forage sciences, will … Continue reading

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Natural Resources expert joins ILRIs People Livestock and the environment team

Lance W. Robinson has joined ILRIs People Livestock and the Environment theme as post-doctoral scientist based in Nairobi. He will be working with the team Reducing Vulnerability of Livestock Based Livelihoods working on climate change and the vulnerability of marginal systems and peoples. His areas of expertise include capacity strengthening, drylands, environment, livelihoods, pastoralism, resilience … Continue reading