West Africa

Important research issues in West Africa are consistent with ILRI's global livestock development challenges especially the overarching issues of sustainable intensification of crop livestock systems and sustainability/vulnerability in pastoral areas, with other challenges – market opportunities, use and conservation of animal genetic resources, (re-)emerging diseases and animal health related to these.  Local as well as regional policy dimensions impact on a number of these aspects, targeting and innovation approaches play a critical supporting role in the region. Read more...
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ILRI's Tim Robinson maps the changing demand for livestock products and associated changes in production that will be required to meet future demand in African drylands. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Sep/2014

Lotta Lassila is working on her Masters’ thesis within Senegal Dairy Genetics Project. Lotta focuses on predicting milk yield from Test-Day milk records collected from indigenous, exotic and crossbred dairy Cattle in Senegal. Read more about Lotta’s interview. Filed under: Animal Breeding, Dairying, Indigenous Breeds, Senegal, West Africa

Senegal Dairy, Aug/2014

On 14 and 15 July, ILRI staff and partners in the Burkina Faso small ruminant value chain project met to develop programmatic and operational elements of a strategic implementation plan for the Livestock and Fish program. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Aug/2014

Cameroonian Patrick Ngono, 35, is working as a PhD student in the FoodAfrica WP2 researching cattle breed productivity in Senegal. His objective is to identify the most suitable cattle breeds for Senegalese smallholders. Read an interview about his work

Senegal Dairy, Jul/2014

Dans cet entretien, Clarisse Umutoni retrace les raisons de sa présence dans le projet Africa RISING et les activités qu'elle mène en Afrique de l'Ouest, en rapport avec l'élevage... Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jul/2014

L'Association Malienne d'Eveil au Développement Durable (AMEDD) est un partenaire important dans le cadre de la mise en oeuvre des activités sur projet Africa RISING sur le terrain. L'ONG participe activement dans la mise en oeuvre des activités du projet notamment dans la région de Sikasso. Dans le cadre de l'atélier de planification du projet tenu à Bamako du 3 au 5 février 2014, nous avons posé quelques questions à son Directeur. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jul/2014

Regardez une vidéo décrivant les activités principales du projet Sénégal Génétique Laitière. Le projet vise à améliorer la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle au Sénégal par une meilleure utilisation des races bovines laitières (pures et croisées).

Senegal Dairy, Jun/2014

Watch a video showing the main activities of the Senegal Dairy Genetics project. The project seeks to improve food and nutrition security in Senegal through better utilization of dairy cattle breed-types in Senegal

Senegal Dairy, Jun/2014

Position Announcement : Database Manager – Senegal Dairy Genetics The Interstate School of sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Dakar (EISMV) aims at contributing to economic growth, poverty reduction and food security of its member and non-member states through Research and Development activities, and expertise in the areas of animal production and animal health. http://www.eismv.org A […]

Senegal Dairy, Jun/2014

In this interview, Agathe Diama introduces herself and her work with Africa RISING. It is one of a series of portraits of key people in the program. Continue reading

Africa RISING, May/2014

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Iheanacho Okike
Country Program Manager, Nigeria
Tunde Adegoke Amole
Postdoctoral Scientist, Livestock Feeds WA
Contact:
Abdou Fall

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People working on West Africa

Iheanacho Okike
Country Program Manager, Nigeria
Tunde Adegoke Amole
Postdoctoral Scientist, Livestock Feeds WA