Chris Jones (UK) is program leader for feed and forage development, a multidisciplinary research program involving a team of plant molecular biologists, physiologists and geneticists, and animal nutrition scientists. His work is directed towards accelerating the genetic improvement of feed and forage species in support of livestock production in developing countries. He has a PhD from the University of Dundee and has researched all aspects of plant biotechnology from academic to highly commercially driven projects. He Joined ILRI in July 2015 from the New Zealand Crown Research Institute, AgResearch.

My Blog Posts

Sintayehu Bashahyider feeds his sheep in front of his home


Livestock feed stakeholders call for better access to accurate feed analysis in Ethiopia

My Publications

Milletdb: A multi-omics database to accelerate the research of functional genomics and molecular breeding of millets

  • Min Sun
  • Haidong Yan
  • Aling Zhang
  • Yarong Jin
  • Chuang Lin
  • Lin Luo
  • Bingchao Wu
  • Yuhang Fan
  • Shilin Tian
  • Xiaofang Cao
  • Zan Wang
  • Jinchan Luo
  • Yuchen Yang
  • Jiyuan Jia
  • Puding Zhou
  • Qianzi Tang
  • Jones, Christopher S.
  • Varshney, R.K.
  • Srivastava, R.K.
  • Min He
  • Zheni Xie
  • Xiaoshan Wang
  • Guangyan Feng
  • Gang Nie
  • Dejun Huang
  • Xinquan Zhang
  • Fangjie Zhu
  • Linkai Huang
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Price-quality relationships for the main livestock feed types in the Ethiopian feed market

  • Melesse, Adey
  • Bezabih, Melkamu
  • Adie, Aberra
  • Asmare, Yonas
  • Prasad, Kodukula V.S.V.
  • Devulapalli, Ravi
  • Jones, Christopher S.
  • Blümmel, Michael
  • Hanson, Jean
  • Alemu, Tesfaye
  • Duncan, Alan J.
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Near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy using a portable instrument to measure the nutritive value of oilseed meals as livestock feed

  • Walelegne, M.
  • Meheret, F.
  • Bezabih, Melkamu
  • Dejene, M.
  • Asmare, Yonas
  • Prasad, Kodukula V.S.V.
  • Jones, Christopher S.
  • Dixon, R.M.
  • Duncan, Alan J.
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An international platform for rapid analysis of livestock feed quality: In support of multi-dimensional crop improvement

  • Jones, Christopher S.

Chromosome-level genome assembly and population genomic resource to accelerate orphan crop lablab breeding

  • Njaci, Isaac
  • Waweru, Bernice
  • Kamal, N.
  • Muktar, Meki S.
  • Fisher, D.
  • Gundlach, H.
  • Muli, Collins
  • Muthui, Lucy
  • Maranga, M.
  • Kiambi, D.
  • Maass, Brigitte L.
  • Emmrich, P.M.F.
  • Domelevo Entfellner, Jean-Baka
  • Spannag, M.
  • Chapman, M.A.
  • Shorinola, Oluwaseyi
  • Jones, Christopher S.

Synergies of feed, management trainings, and genetics on milk production of dairy cows in the tropics: The case of Ethiopian smallholder farmers

  • Hatew, Bayissa
  • Peñagaricano, F.
  • Balehegn, M.
  • Jones, Christopher S.
  • Dahl, Geoffrey E.
  • Adesogan, Adegbola T.