East Africa

ILRI is operating in East Africa with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, and a second principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
 
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Africa RISING and the Innovation Laboratory for Small Scale Irrigation (ILSSI) funded by USAID under FtF, are partnering with the Livestock and Irrigation Value Chain for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project funded by Global Affairs Canada to evaluate irrigated fodder in Ethiopia. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, Jul/2016
East Coast fever (ECF) is a lymphoproliferative disease caused by the protozoan parasite Theileria parva. It kills about one million cattle annually in Africa. Four groups of 5 BoLA-typed animals were immunized with the T. parva Tp1 antigen with or without leader sequence in the HAd5 viral vector and boosted with the same antigens in the MVA vector. Most animals generated CTL to the known epitope measured using tetramer staining, ELISpot and Cr-51-release assay. The CTL expressed perforin and lysed peptide pulsed PBMC. CD4 cells were shown to proliferate to the antigen. Challenge of the animals resulted in about 30% protection. Continue reading →
Saving livestock with vaccines, Jul/2016
A recent business opportunity seminar facilitated by the MoreMilkiT project in Morogoro reviewed the progress of 25 Tanzanian milk traders in growing their milk businesses. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Jul/2016
Many approaches to the restoration of degraded drylands have been successful in Ethiopia. However, despite these and other success stories, scaling-up land restoration approaches (or ‘options’) often proves challenging. Options which have been successful in one area may fail in others. There is little information on areas where a successful option could succeed, versus where the same option may fail. Consequently, it is often challenging to scale out even the most successful land restoration approaches. Continue reading →https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=livestocksystems.ilri...
Livestock system and environment , Jul/2016
To address the totality of nutrition (including equal distribution and uptake of nutritional foods) and encourage sustainable practices and consumption patterns, AVCD dairy is implementing behavior change communication strategies to the nutritional status of women and children in Kenya. Continue reading →
ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Jul/2016
The parasite Theileria parva claims the life of approximately 1 million cattle every year. Immune animals to the parasite develop a lifelong immunity based on a cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) response with a strong immunodominance restricted by the bovine leukocyte antigen (BoLA) class I molecules. In our goal of developing a next-generation vaccine against T. parva, we have undertaken to identify new CTL inducing antigens that can be included in a recombinant vaccine. A peptide library of 18-mer peptides overlapping by 12 amino acids and covering 500 genes of the whole parasite genome was synthesized; giving approximately 40,000 peptides aliquoted in pools of 50 peptides. Continue reading →
Saving livestock with vaccines, Jul/2016
Tanzania's milk producers will gain more than one billion shillings (USD 500,000) annually from implementation of three key interventions— improved access to inputs, increase in the national dairy herd and better industry regulation. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Jul/2016
Within the wider CGIAR phase 2 portfolio development process, ‘site integration’ and country coordination plans are being developed by CGIAR centres and their partners and stakeholders in 20 developing countries. The aim is to ensure that CGIAR efforts contribute to national, as well as international, priorities and goals and ensure that the CGIAR programs and centres coordinate their efforts in each country. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Jul/2016
East Coast fever (ECF) is a lymphoproliferative disease caused by the protozoan parasite Theileria parva. It kills about one million cattle annually in Africa. The sporozoite stage of this parasite, harbored in the salivary glands of the tick Rhipicephalus appendiculatus, invades and establishes infection in the bovine lymphocytes during tick feeding. However, little is known about the parasite molecules involved in this infection process. It is therefore necessary to elucidate the protein composition of the sporozoites to identify novel targets for blocking invasion. Blocking this initial stage of invasion presents a promising vaccine strategy for the control of ECF. Continue reading →
Saving livestock with vaccines, Jul/2016
Originally posted on ILRI Clippings: The western region of Kenya is not a traditional dairy production area, albeit having substantial resources that can support dairying. The region has, in the past, been left out of most dairy development initiatives in the country and its potential to contribute to the dairy sector, which accounts for 8% of Kenya’s GDP,…
ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Jul/2016

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AVCD Senior Nutrition Specialist
Abdisemet Bulle Osman
AVCD Field Coordinator, Wajir
Abenet Yabowork
Knowledge Curation Manager
Anne Gesare
Research Analyst
Anthony Wamai
A.Wamai@cgiar.org
Barack Wamkaya Wanjawa
Engineering Maintenance Coordinator
Beatrice Orenja Anyona
People and Organizational Development Assistant-Resourcing and Workforce Planning
Ben Lukuyu
Animal Nutrition
Benjamin Ashuma
Finance Manager
Berhanu Kebede
Housing / Front Office Asssitant

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People working on East Africa

AVCD Senior Nutrition Specialist
Abdisemet Bulle Osman
AVCD Field Coordinator, Wajir
Abenet Yabowork
Knowledge Curation Manager
Anne Gesare
Research Analyst
Anthony Wamai
A.Wamai@cgiar.org
Barack Wamkaya Wanjawa
Engineering Maintenance Coordinator
Beatrice Orenja Anyona
People and Organizational Development Assistant-Resourcing and Workforce Planning
Ben Lukuyu
Animal Nutrition

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