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Sheep breeding work in Ethiopia recognized by government

Earlier this year, the Debre Birhan Agricultural Research Cente was awarded a gold medal for outstanding research on Menz sheep breeding from the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology.

This research was delivered in close collaboration with the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and the University of Natural Resources and Life Science in Vienna (BOKU).  The international partners were commended by the Ministry for their “sustainable contribution to the research … and the job well done.”

The award recognized work carried out as part of the community based sheep breeding program (CBBP) supported by the Livestock and Fish Research Program.

At a small ceremony at this week’s small ruminant breeding workshop, representatives from the Debre Birhan Agricultural Research Center briefly described the collaborative research, saying “this award belongs to all of us because we have done a commendable work jointly.” He also appreciated the current partnership with key stakeholders and stressed the importance of more collaboration for better achievements in the years to come.

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Ethiopian scientist Solomon Gizaw also recognized for his contributions to this research

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