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

The aim of this study was to investigate farmers’ trait preferences as a basis for determination of breeding objectives for Red Maasai and Dorper sheep at two sites, Amboseli and Isinya, in Kenya. Continue reading

ILRI BioSciences, May/2016

A new project with the visibility and scale like the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project deserves a strong communication approach, especially when the project team is keen on earmarking resources and attention for it.
This post tracks back the development of the ACGG communication plan and some of the challenges and opportunities in the process... Continue reading

Maarifa, Apr/2016

Research on dairy cattle breeds in Senegal shows that combining best livestock genetics with improved animal management practices can result in significantly increased household benefits.

Senegal Dairy, Apr/2016

In 2015, ILRI scientists leading genetics projects in Nicaragua and Somaliland took a special interest in the (human) gender dimensions of their projects. Working with the Livestock and Fish Gender Initiative, livestock geneticists Julie Ojango and Karen Marshall decided to dig deeper to discover whether specific gender analysis integrated in their projects could help the communities they work with realize improved genetics gains in their animals. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Apr/2016

This is the third in a series of articles on 'Curds and goats, lives and livelihoods—A dozen stories from northern and eastern India'. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Apr/2016

Shrestha, a spirited buffalo bull, greeted Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), with a low grunt during a visit Smith and his delegation recently made at the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), India’s pre-eminent dairy research centre, located in the northern city of Karnal and the prosperous state of Haryana. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Mar/2016

On 17-18 December 2015, a group of about 25 people gathered in Debre Birhan, Ethiopia, to devise the next steps for small ruminants breeding. This group comprised most of the country's experts in sheep and goat breeding, from across the country. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Jan/2016

Earlier this year, the Debre Birhan Agricultural Research Centre was awarded a gold medal for outstanding research on Menz sheep breeding from the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Dec/2015

As part of the “More milk and meat through better breeds” project, seeking to increase the productivity of dual-purpose cattle in Nicaragua through the use of appropriate breed types and the application of best husbandry practices, the Livestock and Fish team held focus group discussions in the action sites of Matiguas and Camoapa (Nicaragua). The … Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Jan/2016

Selected participant farmers drawn from community-based breeding programs in Doyogena, Horro, Menz and Bonga sites are gearing up to undertake phase 2 of their sheep fattening project that runs from 15 January to 15 April 2016. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Dec/2015

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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