genetics

This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on genetics. Click different tabs to see news items, research outputs, journal articles, video materials and presentations as well as ILRI projects and people related to genetics. See ILRI research on other subjects

Isaac Adeyinka, co-principal investigator in Nigeria introduces himself and his work. This is one of a series of portraits of key people in the Africa Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project. Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, Jun/2016
The ACGG project is concerned with the development of indigenous chickens and this post explains the position of the project on this matter, following a conversation that started with a BBC article mentioning the Bill & Melinda Gates' involvement in poultry production. Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, Jun/2016
In May 2016, the program made some changes to flagship leadership: Karen Marshall (ILRI) has taken up the leadership of the Animal Genetics flagship, replacing John Benzie from WorldFish given his major role in developing the 2nd phase of the Fish CRP. Isabelle Baltenweck (ILRI) is assuming leadership of the Value Chain Transformation and Scaling … Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Jun/2016
Solomon Abegaz, co-principal investigator (PI) in the Ethiopia country team, working with the Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research (EIAR), introduces himself and his work with the program. It is one of a series of portraits of key people in Africa Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG). Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, Jun/2016
Said Mbaga, co-principal investigator in the ACGG Tanzania country team, introduces himself and his work with the program. It is one of a series of portraits of key people in Africa Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG). Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, Jun/2016
Our foundation is betting on chickens. Alongside partners throughout sub-Saharan Africa, we are working to create sustainable market systems for poultry. It’s especially important for these systems to make sure farmers can buy birds that have been properly vaccinated and are well suited to the local growing conditions. Our goal: to eventually help 30 percent of the rural families in sub-Saharan Africa raise improved breeds of vaccinated chickens, up from just 5 percent now. . . . Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Jun/2016
Just announced: Publication of the first issue of a newsletter produced by the Global Crop Diversity Trust that is a first step in fulfilling on a new strategy for tropical and subtropical forage diversity and use. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Jun/2016
The latest brief by the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) program, More productive chickens—potentially a multi-million dollar business, outlines how the program is reaching out to the private sector and involving poor smallholder women farmers in Africa in the chicken value chain. Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, Jun/2016
The objective of this paper is to examine whether or not sheep crossbreeding is a feasible option to improve indigenous sheep breeds in developing countries using Ethiopian case as example. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, May/2016
Morris Agaba's newest passion is the molecular genetics of the giraffe, specifically the genes responsible for the animal's impossibly long neck and legs—and the highly adaptive cardiovascular system this animal has evolved to manage its formidable biological obstacles. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, May/2016

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Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Mary Wambugu
Technical Support Coordinator
Morris Agaba
Scientist – BecA
Sarah Karen Osama
research assistant genetic diversity
Tadelle Dessie
Scientist-Animal Genetics/Breeding

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People working on genetics

Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Mary Wambugu
Technical Support Coordinator
Morris Agaba
Scientist – BecA
Sarah Karen Osama
research assistant genetic diversity
Tadelle Dessie
Scientist-Animal Genetics/Breeding