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8th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture

Sustainable African animal agriculture: challenges and future prospects

African animal agriculture faces a multitude of challenges, from climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic to animal diseases, market access issues and even environmental concerns, which have significantly impacted food production systems across the continent.

Notably, the recent push to reduce meat consumption based on environmental concerns adds to the complexity of these challenges. 

However, sustainable, research-based livestock development can improve livelihoods and food security while increasing climate resilience in Africa.

At the 8th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) will take a leading role in fostering dialogue and collaboration with diverse stakeholders to showcase how comprehensive livestock solutions encompass this year's conference theme, Sustainable African animal agriculture: challenges and future prospects

Through keynote and plenary speeches, side events, discussions, research presentations and poster sessions, ILRI aims to identify strategies that can transform these challenges into opportunities for African animal agriculture.

ILRI delegation

Appolinaire Djikeng

Appolinaire Djikeng

Director General and CGIAR Senior Director of Livestock-Based Systems

Siboniso (Boni) Moyo

Siboniso (Boni) Moyo

Deputy Director General for research and development - Biosciences

Tadelle Dessie

Tadelle Dessie

Principal Scientist - Animal Genetics/Breeding

Isabelle Baltenweck

Isabelle Baltenweck

Program Leader: Policies, Institutions and Livelihoods

Tsehay Gashaw

Tsehay Gashaw

Knowledge Management and communications Specialist

Fasil Getachew Kebede

Fasil Getachew Kebede

Research Officer-III

Sirak Bahta

Sirak Bahta

Senior Agricultural Economist

James Rao

James Rao

Agricultural Economist

Cynthia Mugo

Cynthia Mugo

Policy & Engagement Stakeholder Advisor

Rupsha R Banerjee

Rupsha R Banerjee

Scientist - Institutions and Innovation

Raphael Mrode

Raphael Mrode

Principal Scientist

Terry Amaya

Terry Amaya

Executive Assistant, Biosciences

Wondmeneh Esatu

Wondmeneh Esatu

Scientist

Mulugeta Y. Birhanu

Mulugeta Y. Birhanu

Research Officer (Socio-Economist)

Chinyere Ekine-Dzivenu

Chinyere Ekine-Dzivenu

Scientist, Statistical Genetics, Genomics

Abdrahmane Wane

Abdrahmane Wane

Regional Representative for West Africa

Program

Keynote session

How can African animal agriculture benefit from the current technological revolution? – Appolinaire Djikeng, director general, ILRI

Plenary session

How can Africa achieve food security and sustainable animal agriculture in the face of climate change? – Siboniso Moyo, deputy director general, research and development – biosciences, ILRI

Side events

Presentations

Tuesday 26 September 2023

Wednesday 27 September 2023

Thursday 28 September 2023

Posters