genetics

This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on genetics. Click different tabs to see news items, research outputs, journal articles, video materials and presentations as well as ILRI projects and people related to genetics. See ILRI research on other subjects

Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen has created a chicken with genes from different chicken breeds from all over the world. Now he's bringing it to America to help diversify our poultry. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Sep/2016
On 19 September 2016, the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, the International Livestock Research Institute and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas host a workshop on community-based breeding at the Tropentag 2016 conference. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Sep/2016
Nagaland launches a comprehensive state pig-breeding policy, the first of its kind in India, developed through participatory and consultative processes. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Sep/2016
A note in a scientific journal gives an update on long-term research to develop African cattle resistant to the Africa animal disease known as trypanosomiasis. The aim of this research is to help reduce widespread poverty and hunger on the continent by improving livestock livelihoods. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Sep/2016
Tesfahun Alemayehu, socio-economics associate researcher at the International Livestock Research Institute in Addis Ababa, introduces himself and his work with the program. It is one of a series of portraits of key people in Africa Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG). Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, Sep/2016
Sharon Ndegwa, program officer at PICO-Eastern Africa introduces herself and her work with the program. It is one of a series of portraits of key people in Africa Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG). Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, Aug/2016
Although environmentally-adapted strains of livestock, are essential to smallholder farmers, there has been a decline in the populations of such breeds, such the 'hardy' Red Massai sheep. A recent poster by scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) emphasizes that through the implementation of various breeding strategies it may be possible to safeguard this drought- and disease-resistant sheep breed, helping increase food security and productivity across southern Kenya Continue reading →
ILRI BioSciences, Aug/2016
According to scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) the 'adoption of more profitable dairy cattle breeds type' by farmers is a stepping stone towards developing nutritional security in Senegal. Continue reading →
ILRI BioSciences, Aug/2016
We will shortly be hosting a virtual discussion forum on 'Cattle Genomics in Africa' and invite all researchers and implementers in this and related fields to participate. The forum will be online (web-based), and open from 16–26 Aug 2016. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Aug/2016
Leveraging private and public partners is key to increased productivity in the dairy sector, according to a poster by scientist from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)-led project African Dairy Genetic Gains. Continue reading →
ILRI BioSciences, Aug/2016

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Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Mary Wambugu
Technical Support Coordinator
Morris Agaba
Scientist – BecA
Sarah Karen Osama
research assistant genetic diversity
Tadelle Dessie
Scientist-Animal Genetics/Breeding

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People working on genetics

Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Mary Wambugu
Technical Support Coordinator
Morris Agaba
Scientist – BecA
Sarah Karen Osama
research assistant genetic diversity
Tadelle Dessie
Scientist-Animal Genetics/Breeding