Julie Ojango

Julie Ojango

Senior Scientist, Animal Genetic Resource Utilization and Management

Dr. Julie Ojango is a senior scientist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) with more than 15 years of experience leading collaborative projects that identify and propagate suitable breeds and breed combinations for livestock production systems in middle and low-income countries. She is well-versed in dairy cattle and small ruminant production systems, has excellent skills in livestock data management and quantitative analyses, and understands gender sensitivities in livestock production in smallholder and pastoral farming communities. She has strong knowledge-sharing skills and is committed to imparting information to transform the livestock sector through empowering innovative livestock scientists for the next generation. Before joining ILRI, Julie served as a senior lecturer of animal sciences at Egerton University in Kenya. Her educational background includes a Master of Science in Animal Production (Animal Genetics and breeding) from the University of Nairobi Kenya, and a Ph.D. in Animal Breeding and Genetics from The University of London, United Kingdom.

My Blog Posts

  ILRI team visits the field office at Tarahara, Nepal on 2 May 2023. (ILRI / Suresh Basnet)

Village Livestock Promoters get new dairy data app to support smallholder buffalo farmers in Nepal

herd of cattle and landscape

ILRI News

ILRI researchers and partners explore opportunities to support community climate adaptation in Baringo County, Kenya

My Publications

Farmer adoption of the Africa Asia Dairy Genetic Gains (AADGG) platform in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Nepal

  • Okeyo Mwai, Ally
  • Gebregziabher, Gebreyohanes
  • Ojango, Julie M.K.
  • Ekine-Dzivenu, Chinyere C.
  • Raphael, Mrode

The second round of genomic evaluation of dairy animals from Makitosha Farm, Kenya

  • Ekine-Dzivenu, Chinyere C.
  • Mrode, Raphael A.
  • Okeyo Mwai, Ally
  • Ojango, Julie M.K.
  • Gebreyohanes, Gebregziabher
  • Dooso, Richard
  • Kirui, Peter
  • Sila, Winfred
  • Reda, S.
  • Yusuf, Jabes

Transforming Smallholder Dairy Production Through Data-Driven Approaches: Africa-Asia Dairy Genetic Gains Program collaboration with Livestock Data for Decisions

  • Ojango, Julie M.K.

Community-based innovations and practices for climate-smart sheep and goat production: Site profiles for interventions in Baringo County

  • Ojango, Julie M.K.
  • Sila, Winfred
  • Mukalo, I.
  • Ng'ang'a, Irene N.

Community-based innovations and practices for climate-smart sheep and goat production: Training of trainers

  • Sila, Winfred
  • Mukalo, I.
  • Ojango, Julie M.K.

Potential for quantifying general environmental resilience of dairy cattle in sub-Saharan Africa using deviations in milk yield

  • Oloo, Richard D.
  • Mrode, Raphael A.
  • Bennewitz, Jörn
  • Ekine-Dzivenu, Chinyere C.
  • Ojango, Julie M.K.
  • Gebreyohanes, Gebregziabher
  • Okeyo Mwai, Ally
  • Chagunda, Mizeck G.G.