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Ugandan pig disease researcher, Joyce Akol, receives bioinformatics training through the BecA-ILRI HUB

Joyce Akol, a molecular biology MSc student with Makerere University and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), has been selected to participate in a two-week training organized by the Biosciences east and central Africa-ILRI (BecA-ILRI) Hub. Continue reading

Africa / Animal Health / ASF / East Africa / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / Uganda

Uganda workshop kicks off project to assess the impact of African swine fever

On 13 May 2013, the “Assessing the Impact of African swine fever (ASF) in smallholder pig systems and the feasibility of potential interventions” project held a kick-off workshop in Kampala. Led by the Swedish Veterinary Institute (SVA), the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Makerere University, the project is … Continue reading

Africa / Animal Breeding / East Africa / Ethiopia / Event / Genetics / Goats / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Small Ruminants

Characterizing goat genetic resources in Ethiopia

On 20 and 21 December 2012, the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) ran a training course for national partners and collaborators on methods and approaches for phenotypic characterization of animal genetic resources. “For genetic resources to contribute to food security goals, we need … Continue reading