Animal Breeding / Cattle / Central America / CGIAR / Dairying / East Africa / Genetics / ILRI / India / Indigenous breeds / Kenya / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / LIVESTOCKCRP / Nicaragua / Research / South Asia / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value Chains

Dairy production systems and the adoption of genetic and breeding technologies in Tanzania, Kenya, India and Nicaragua

This paper characterizes dairy production systems in India, Tanzania, Kenya and Nicaragua, and describes the genetic and breeding technologies that hold promise for the advancement of global development goals. Continue reading

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Animal Breeding / CGIAR / Ethiopia / Genetics / ICARDA / ILRI / Indigenous breeds / Kenya / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Value Chains

Community-based livestock breeding programs focus of Tropentag 2016 workshop

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. Continue reading

Animal Breeding / Article / ASSP / East Africa / Ethiopia / Genetics / ICARDA / ILRI / Indigenous breeds / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Review of sheep crossbreeding in Ethiopia

The objective of this paper is to examine whether or not sheep crossbreeding is a feasible option to improve indigenous sheep breeds in developing countries using Ethiopian case as example. Continue reading

Africa / Animal Breeding / CGIAR / East Africa / Ethiopia / Event / Genetics / ICARDA / Indigenous breeds / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Expert group plans small ruminant genetics and breeding to the next level in Ethiopia

On 17-18 December 2015, a group of about 25 people gathered in Debre Birhan, Ethiopia, to devise the next steps for small ruminants breeding. This group comprised most of the country’s experts in sheep and goat breeding, from across the country. Continue reading

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Livestock and Fish breeding better farm animals and fish for developing countries

Last month, animal geneticists and breeders discussed ways forward for livestock and fish breeding in the developing countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America in an Animal Genetics flagship of the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish, which held a virtual review and planning meeting 23–26 March 2015. Continue reading