Kenya

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Challenges faced by livestock farmers in tropical developing countries are the focus of a new alliance involving researchers from Scotland and Africa. The new Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health will initially focus on the use of genetic information to improve the health and productivity of farmed animals in tropical climates. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jul/2014

Using the Horn of Africa as an example, the maps illustrate different steps in a methodology developed to estimate and map the economic benefits to livestock keepers of controlling a disease (Shaw et al. 2014). Cattle are first assigned to different production systems as shown in Map 1, illustrating for example, where mixed farming is heavily dependent on the use of draft oxen in Ethiopia, areas of Sudan and South Sudan where oxen use is much lower, and the strictly pastoral areas of Somalia and Kenya. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jul/2014

On 21-24 September 2014, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) together with the Technical Centre for Agriculture and rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) will host an African Dairy Value Chain Seminar. Continue reading →

ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Jul/2014

This week (15 Jul 2014), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) organized a discussion at CTA's Fin4Ag Conference in Nairobi on 'Testing innovations in livestock and dairy value chain finance: Insights from East and Southern Africa'. The discussion was moderated by Jo Cadilhon, a senior agro-economist in ILRI's Policy, Trade and Value Chains Program who is based at the institute's Nairobi headquarters. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jul/2014

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) participated actively in the African Livestock Conference and Exhibition (ALiCE2014), the theme of which was 'Developing livestock value chains and improving livelihood in Africa', held at the Speke Resort & Conference Centre, in Kampala, Uganda, 18–20 June 2014. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jul/2014

A community of practice for communications staff in research and development organizations (DevComms CoP) based in Nairobi participated in a 'Science Communications for Policy Impact' workshop following a conference, 'Landscapes for People, Food and Nature', at ICRAF on 3 July 2014. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jul/2014

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is offering up to seven (7) research grants for young Kenyan academics and scientists for the academic year 2015/2016 to pursue a PhD in Germany. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jun/2014

Kenyan farmers are bearing the brunt of strict European Union (EU) regulations on pesticides which threaten to cripple the horticulture sector. Fruits and vegetables are highly prone to pest and disease attacks due to their succulent nature thus informing the widespread use of pesticides. However, there are growing global concerns of their impact on consumer health, […]

BioInnovate Africa, Jun/2014

A recent study has found that wildlife are an important source of tick-borne diseases of livestock, with 70% of emerging pathogens originating from wildlife. The study found evidence of previously unknown parasite genotypes that may be infective to both small ruminants and equids (horses). Climate change could fuel the spread of such pathogens through the spread of their tick vector further impacting livestock production. Continue reading

ILRI BioSciences, Jun/2014

Originally posted on ILRI news:
A small mixed crop-livestock farm in Western Kenya (photo credit: LCC CRSP/Mark Nanyingi). The University of Liverpool has been given funding to start a surveillance program to reduce the incidence of diseases transmitted between people and livestock in western Kenya. The £3.6 million grant will train veterinary and medical technicians…

AgHealth, Jun/2014

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Duncan Collins Khalai
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Information and Communications Officer, KMIS
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post doctoral scientist
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Absolomon Kihara
Biorepository Manager
Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Angeline N Wafula
Knowledge Sharing and Communications Officer
Desmond Kirui Rono
Research technician
Diana Ndunge Muia
ICT Helpdesk Administrator
Duncan Collins Khalai
Market and Capacity Development Specialist
Erick Rutto
Research Technician III-Data Systems
Evelyn Namvua Katingi
Information and Communications Officer, KMIS

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