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

This study was conducted in 2008 as a collaborative project between the International Livestock Research Institute and Terra Nuova with the main objective of evaluating the Somali breeds of livestock both phenotypically and genetically. Continue reading →
ILRI BioSciences, May/2016
Productivity and profitability of meat and milk production from small ruminants are geared by reproductive performance. Females that fail to reproduce are only negatively impacting the environment. A major setback here is infertility but other reproductive-related problems are also important. A whole generation of easy-use, high resolution, portable ultrasound machines is now available to provide different levels of information which will translate into concrete management strategies. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, May/2016
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

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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