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

In this interview with the team of African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG), artist and researcher Koen Vanmechelen comes back to his dream, the limits and next steps of chicken breeding and the cooperation with ACGG. Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, Nov/2016
Tadelle Dessie, program leader of the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) program was interviewed on 12 October 2016 by BBC Africa reporter Akwasi Sarpong about the challenges and opportunities of African poultry production. Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, Nov/2016
A synthesis workshop on animal genetics led to the writing of six 'research briefs' summarising key lessons learnt from the past five years in the CGIAR research program (CRP) on Livestock and Fish. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Oct/2016
The African Chicken Genetic Gains project is on a mission to bring 'more productive chickens to African smallholders'. Led by ILRI, and backed by the deep pockets of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the African Chicken Genetic Gains project aims to improve the genetic makeup of African chickens. The initiative, which is initially being rolled out in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania, is part of what the Microsoft founder has called his 'big bet' on chickens, which also includes a promise to donate 100,000 of the birds to families and communities in the world's poorest nations. . . . Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Oct/2016
A recent meeting (23 September 2016) between the Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and ILRI further cemented the partnership between the two organizations when it reviewed five ongoing projects in China and launched three new ones. Continue reading →
ILRI Asia, Oct/2016
A first look at a revamped ILRI research program: Livestock Genetics Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Oct/2016
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
In Nigeria, the first episode of bird distribution was completed early September across the zones. This post highlights the results of this distribution operation. Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, 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

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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
Senior 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
Senior Scientist - Animal Genetics/Breeding