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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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

The livestock sector will need to provide meat and milk for a growing population, while at the same time limiting its environmental impacts. A recent policy brief from CIRAD shows that extensive dairy systems in Mali can be more efficient than intensive systems in Reunion Island, and just as efficient as semi-intensive systems in western France. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Apr/2014

This ILRI project report by Karen Marshall is designed to assist partners of the project ‘Sustainable management of globally significant endemic ruminant livestock in West Africa (PROGEBE)’ in structuring the plans behind their national-level animal breeding programs. It, however, will also be useful to others documenting breeding plans for developing country livestock production systems, outside of this specific project. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Feb/2014

This document by Karen Marshall and Leo Dempfle was released by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in December 2013. The document is designed to assist countries involved in the project ‘Sustainable Management of Globally Significant Endemic Ruminant Livestock in West Africa’ (PROGEBE)’ to develop plans for N’Dama cattle within their breed improvement programs, following the 3-tier … Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Feb/2014

Africa RISING’s 2013-2014 review and planning meeting for the West Africa region took place on 3 and 4 February 2014 in Bamako, Mali. The region’s steering committee also hosted a meeting on 4 February. Over 50 participants attended the meeting representing partners from the country teams of Ghana and Mali as well as observers from … Continue reading

Africa RISING, Feb/2014

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Iheanacho Okike
Country Program Manager, Nigeria
Tunde Adegoke Amole
Postdoctoral Scientist, Livestock Feeds WA
Wiebke Förch
CCAFS Science Officer
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
Wiebke Förch
CCAFS Science Officer