Southern Africa

ILRI opened an office in Maputo, Mozambique, in May of 2006. Sikhalazo Dube serves as ILRI’s Regional Representative by facilitating ILRI’s involvement in the region by identifying opportunities and developing partnerships with the intention of coordinating activities to not only improve conditions, but educate as well.
 
The first step of ILRI’s relatively new regional office and staff was to define appropriate areas of ILRI focus in the region for a subsequent research agenda driven by national and regional priorities and determined by stakeholders in pro-poor livestock development within southern Africa. To achieve this, ILRI has been holding ongoing consultations with its national and international partners to better understand the priorities of the region regarding livestock information gaps, challenges and opportunities.
 

With this information and in continued consultation, ILRI is identifying regionally important constraints in southern Africa’s livestock sector that it may begin to address with other organizations.
 
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A new artificial insemination (AI) technology, that could revolutionize livestock breeding and dairy production in Tanzania was launched on 9 November 2016. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Dec/2016
The Africa RISING project in Tanzania recently got merited recognition by the Kongwa District Council as a project that provides farmers with practical improved agricultural technologies that can be applied to fight hunger in the District. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, Nov/2016
Tadelle Dessie, program leader of the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) program was interviewed on 12 October 2016 by BBC Africa reporter Akwasi Sarpong about the challenges and opportunities of African poultry production. Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, Nov/2016
The MoreMilkiT project recently reviewed the sustainability of 30 dairy producer groups working with the project in Morogoro and Tanga to gauge their level of sustainability and existing gaps. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Nov/2016
In February 2017, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Swaziland Water and Agricultural Development Enterprise (SWADE) and the Micro Finance Unit, Swaziland (MFU) are organizing an international conference on livestock value chain finance and access to credit. Continue reading →
ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Oct/2016
Twenty scientists implementing different Africa RISING interventions in East and Southern Africa took part in a training on farming systems research design from 3-4 October, 2016 in Lilongwe,Malawi. “After this training I think the scientists are now better equipped to make more integrated and participatory systems research designs,” explains Prof. Mateete Bekunda, Chief Scientist, Africa RISING East and Southern Africa Project. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, Oct/2016
The U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Bureau for Food Security in Washington DC has announced funding for a second 5-year phase of the Africa Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation (Africa RISING) program beginning October 2016. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, Sep/2016
This poster, produced for the Tropentag 2016 conference, highlights a study that generated fundamental information for improved nutritional management in rural chicken production in Tanzania. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, Sep/2016
This poster, produced for the Tropentag 2016 conference, highlights findings from an evaluation of the impacts of introducing dairy goats on income, assets and food consumption in Morogoro region. Continue reading →
ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Sep/2016
This poster, produced for the Tropentag 2016 conference, explains findings from studies which characterized the use of crop residues for livestock feed as an option for enhancing intensification in smallholder farms in Bahati District in Tanzania. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, Sep/2016

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Amos Omore
ILRI-Tanzania Country Representative
SIKHALAZO DUBE, PhD
Regional Representative, Southern Africa
Sirak Bahta
Agricultural Economist

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People working on Southern Africa

Amos Omore
ILRI-Tanzania Country Representative
SIKHALAZO DUBE, PhD
Regional Representative, Southern Africa
Sirak Bahta
Agricultural Economist