West Africa

Important research issues in West Africa are consistent with ILRI's global livestock development challenges especially the overarching issues of sustainable intensification of crop livestock systems and sustainability/vulnerability in pastoral areas, with other challenges – market opportunities, use and conservation of animal genetic resources, (re-)emerging diseases and animal health related to these.  Local as well as regional policy dimensions impact on a number of these aspects, targeting and innovation approaches play a critical supporting role in the region. Read more...
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This study report provides interesting insights into the gender implications of Africa RISING’s agricultural intensification practices in target communities in northern Ghana. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, Jan/2017
Insights from the results of an evaluation of different Africa RISING technology packages per farm type and per region in Northern Ghana. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, Dec/2016
Four community animal health platforms (CAHPs) have been formed to harness collective action in addressing animal health and livestock value constraints in four regions of Mali. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Dec/2016
Twenty-seven veterinary officers and animal health workers in Sikasso, Mopti and Timbuktu in Mali have acquired new skills in managing endemic livestock diseases after taking part in a training workshop led by ILRI and other partners. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Dec/2016
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Ibadan, Nigeria, recently developed a technology to process fresh cassava peels into high quality cassava peel products with better shelf life and nutrient profiles acceptable to the feed industry. The activity is an outcome of a multi-centre CGIAR collaboration including ILRI, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) … Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, 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
While insecticide spraying offers the most effective management strategy for insect pests in farmers’ fields, most farmers in Ghana spray only once in most cases. The effect of a three spray regime was compared to conventional farmer practice (one spray) on yield and net financial returns of cowpea on-farm. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, Oct/2016
En Afrique de l’Ouest, comme dans la plupart des pays d’Afrique Sub-Sahélienne, les ressources naturelles constituent la base de la vie quotidienne des hommes, particulièrement pour les pauvres qui dans la majorité des cas vivent dans le milieu rural où leur moyens de subsistances dépendent presque exclusivement des activités agricoles et de l’élevage. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, Oct/2016
On 6 October 2016 the Ambassador of the United States to Burkina Faso, H E Tulinabo S Mushingi, visited Ziga in Yatenga Province, one of the implementation sites of the Feed the Future Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab (SIIL) project in the country. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Oct/2016
This poster, produced for the Tropentag 2016 conference, shares results from a 2015 pilot project that measured aflatoxin B1 levels in dairy cattle feeds in low-input cattle farms in Senegal. Continue reading →
Senegal Dairy, Sep/2016

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Abdou Fall
Augustine A. Ayantunde
Regional Representative, West Africa
Iheanacho Okike
Country Program Manager, Nigeria
Stanly Tebug
Livestock Production Specialist
Tunde Adegoke Amole
Postdoctoral Scientist, Livestock Feeds WA

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Abdou Fall
Augustine A. Ayantunde
Regional Representative, West Africa
Iheanacho Okike
Country Program Manager, Nigeria
Stanly Tebug
Livestock Production Specialist
Tunde Adegoke Amole
Postdoctoral Scientist, Livestock Feeds WA