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

Buffalo at a watering point on a farm in Sunsari District, Nepal (photo credit: ILRI/Yanamani Nepal).


NEXUS Gains Initiative to develop strategy for efficient dairy production in water-stressed region of Nepal

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

Lablab (Lablab purpureus L.) for human food and livestock feed

  • Teshome, Abel
  • Lire, Hailu
  • Jones, Christopher S.
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An alfalfa MYB‐like transcriptional factor MsMYBH positively regulates alfalfa seedling drought resistance and undergoes MsWAV3‐mediated degradation

  • Kun Shi
  • Jia Liu
  • Huan Liang
  • Hongbin Dong
  • Jinli Zhang
  • Yuanhong Wei
  • Le Zhou
  • Shaopeng Wang
  • Jiahao Zhu
  • Mingshu Cao
  • Jones, Christopher S.
  • Dongmei Ma
  • Zan Wang
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Evaluation of in situ and ex situ forage germplasm collections reveals the first occurrence and seed-transmission of alfalfa mosaic virus and southern bean mosaic virus in Urochloa species

  • Dawit, Woubit
  • Mulatu, Fikerte
  • Eshete, Yesuf
  • Teressa, Alemayehu
  • Kumar, Alok
  • Muchugi, Alice
  • Jones, Christopher S.

Evaluation of improved forage varieties in selected countries in East Africa (Kenya and Uganda)

  • Lukuyu, Ben A.
  • Allen, Molly
  • karimi, Peggy
  • Ahumuza, Ronnie
  • Businge, Martha
  • Jones, Christopher S.

Characteristics of feed resources for smallholder dairy production and potential for improvement: The case of Adea and Bahir Dar Zuria districts of Ethiopia

  • Bezabih, Melkamu
  • Adie, Aberra
  • Jones, Christopher S.
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Livestock and Climate Initiative Advances Climate-Resilient Livestock Feed Strategies through an Occasional Feeds Conservation

  • Duncan, Alan J.
  • Jones, Christopher S.
  • Spinelli, Madison