On 19 September 2016, the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, the International Livestock Research Institute and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas host a workshop on community-based breeding at the Tropentag 2016 conference.
The workshop will examine alternative ‘community-based breeding programs as pathways to the genetic improvement of livestock in tropics. These approaches typically involve participation of local communities/farmers in defining breeding goals, designing breeding strategies and implementing genetic improvement programs.
Download a recent evaluation of community-based sheep breeding programs in Ethiopia. Read a brief on this work.
The activity was funded through the Livestock and Fish CRP and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-funded SmaRT Ethiopia Project – Improving the Performance of Pro-Poor Sheep and Goat Value Chains for Enhanced Livelihoods, Food and Nutrition Security in Ethiopia.