Kenya

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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

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 to monitor farms, markets and slaughterhouses. They will use a mobile data collection system to generate a comprehensive database of the prevalence and economic impact of these diseases. The information generated will be used to provide evidence for government health policy in the area. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jun/2014

Finger millet is a staple food for South Asia and East Africa where it has been grown widely for thousands of years. The importance of finger millet as one of the solutions to food security cannot be underestimated considering the many uses of the crop in a farmer’s household. It is a source of food […]

BioInnovate Africa, Jun/2014

Aflatoxins are toxic chemicals produced as by-products by fungi (moulds) that grow on maize, groundnuts and other food crops. These toxins also affect feedstuffs, which then contaminate milk, meat and eggs. The toxins occur everywhere in the world, but pose particularly high risks in tropical developing countries where certain staple foods, such as maize and sorghum, comprise a large part of the diets of the poor. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, May/2014

A new kind of insurance may protect herders against drought Apr 19th 2014 | WAJIR | From the print edition The Economist AS WELL as a cheque for $700, a knowing look passed between Hassan Bashir and Bashir Mohamed, his 80-year-old father. A payment at a ceremony for herders in Wajir, a town near Kenya’s … Continue reading

IBLI, May/2014

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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
Florence Mutua
post doctoral scientist
Gad Milton Ochuka Owido
Research Technician

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People working on Kenya

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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