Aflatoxins / Animal Feeding / Cattle / Dairying / Feeds / ILRI / LiveGene / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Senegal / West Africa

Aflatoxins in dairy cattle feed in Senegal

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

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Animal Breeding / Cattle / Dairying / Genetics / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Senegal / West Africa

Better dairy cattle breeds and better management can improve the livelihoods of the rural poor in Senegal

Research on dairy cattle breeds in Senegal shows that combining best livestock genetics with improved animal management practices can result in significantly increased household benefits. Continue reading

Animal Breeding / Cattle / Dairying / Genetics / ILRI / LiveGene / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Senegal / West Africa

Patrick Ngono Ema discusses his PhD project in an interview at MTT, Finland.

Cameroonian Patrick Ngono, 35, is working as a PhD student in the FoodAfrica WP2 researching cattle breed productivity in Senegal. His objective is to identify the most suitable cattle breeds for Senegalese smallholders. Read an interview about his work Continue reading

Animal Breeding / Cattle / Dairying / Genetics / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Senegal / West Africa

Projet Sénégal Génétique Laitière – vidéo des actualités

Regardez une vidéo décrivant les activités principales du projet Sénégal Génétique Laitière. Le projet vise à améliorer la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle au Sénégal par une meilleure utilisation des races bovines laitières (pures et croisées). Continue reading

Animal Breeding / Cattle / Dairying / Genetics / ILRI / LiveGene / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Senegal / West Africa

Introducing the Senegal Dairy Genetics project

Earlier this year the Finnish Government’s FoodAfrica Programme agreed to fund a project of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in partnership with Interstate School of Veterinary science and Medicine of Dakar, the University of Helsinki, and Agrifood Research Finland. Entitled ‘‘improved food and nutritional security from better utilisation of dairy cattle breed-types types in … Continue reading

Animal Breeding / Cattle / Dairying / Genetics / ILRI / LiveGene / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Senegal / West Africa

Présentation du projet ‘Sénégal Génétique Laitière’

Le programme ‘FoodAfrica’ du Gouvernement Finlandais a accepté de financer un nouveau projet mené par l’Institut International de Recherche sur le Bétail (ILRI), en partenariat avec l’Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles (ISRA), l’Université d’Helsinki et Agrifood Research Finland. Le projet est intitulé ‘Amélioration de la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle par une meilleure utilisation des races … Continue reading