Senior Scientist, Animal Nutrition
My research interests are devoted to conducting research on feeds and forages for smallholder farmers. I have gathered a wealth of experience in livestock production systems, developing and implementing sustainable innovations to improve livestock value chains. My research work is dedicated to productivity enhancing research projects aimed at transforming animal nutrition research outputs into wider use by various actors in livestock value chains. My interests have gradually expanded to integrating livestock in smallholder crop livestock production systems. In addition, I developed the training program for the Feed Assessment Tool (FEAST) and promote its use amongst different stakeholder for targeting and developing feed interventions. I work collaboratively with institutions of higher learning, international and local research organizations, government departments, not-for-profit organizations, private sector, community-based organizations, and others. I have worked extensively with input and service providers, and smallholder farmers in East Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa, India, and Pakistan. Currently, I lead the Livestock CGIAR research project (MorePork II project) on Pig Value chain in Uganda titled ‘Improving pig productivity and incomes through an environmentally sustainable and gender inclusive integrated intervention package’. I double up as ILRI’s country representative in Uganda.