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‘Cattle Genomics in Africa’ discussion forum: 16–26 Aug

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Invitation from Karen Marshall International Livestock Research Institute & Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health Many of the more than 200 million poor livestock keepers in sub-Saharan Africa are looking to improve the productivity…

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Injection of new genetics funding to boost the health and productivity of Africa’s farm animals

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
‘Climate-smart’ native disease-resistant sheep being raised in western Kenya (photo credit: S Kilungu/CCAFS). ‘Efforts to tackle the challenges faced by livestock farmers in developing countries have been boosted by a £10 million research award. Scientists…

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On the heels of the 2011 eradication of cattle plague (rinderpest) is a new ‘frieze-dried’ vaccine that could eradicate goat plague—The Economist reports from ILRI

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Goats being herded near Wajir, northern Kenya (photo credit: ILRI/Riccardo Gangale). ‘. . . [R]inderpest, a cattle disease similar to measles, which was eradicated in 2011 . . . has plagued Africa and other parts…

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Livestock and women’s livelihoods: The recent evidence

Originally posted on ILRI livelihoods, gender and impact:
This ILRI discussion paper synthesises evidence of the contributions that livestock make to the livelihoods of poor women in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia and identifies factors that enhance or constrain livestock-related…

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Livestock key to ending poverty and hunger in developing countries

Originally posted on ILRI livelihoods, gender and impact:
A child holds a newly born family lamb in Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRIZerihun Sewunet). At a recently held high-level United Nations meeting , several events on poverty and hunger featured the importance of livestock.…

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New community animal health platforms to guide participatory improvement of livestock in four regions of Mali

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
Participants of a community animal health platform facilitators training in Mali (photo credit: ILRI/Michel Dione). Four community animal health platforms (CAHPs) have been formed to harness collective action in addressing…

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WorldFish breeding program produces 15th generation of improved GIFT tilapia

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
At WorldFish, the long-running selective breeding program for the Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT) strain is fundamental to its efforts to improve livelihoods and food security in Asia, the Pacific…

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