Gene discovery

Challenge

Livestock development in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia has seen limited applications of modern methods of livestock genetic improvement for the benefit of smallholder farmers resulting in performance which is far below its potential.

Impact

A pipeline of genetic and genomic technologies to be delivered to partners to achieve better adapted and more profitable smallholder livestock systems.

Solution

Technologies that will deliver improved productivity through delivery partnerships (primarily the Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health [CTLGH]).

ILRI has jointly established the CTLGH with the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh and Scotland's Rural College to link state-of-the-art genetic, genomic and health capability with key partners active in the field who will provide performance data and who will deliver CTLGH products to achieve impact.