Contacts

Dr. Karen Marshall is an animal breeder based at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya.  Karen’s research focuses on the use of animal genetic resources within livestock production systems in developing countries. Karen is the principal investigator of Senegal Dairy Genetics and comments “it is well known that consumption of even small amounts of milk can significantly increase nutritional security, preventing malnutrition and enabling children to reach their full potential.  This project aims to sustainably increase productivity of the dairy sector in Senegal, helping to ensure that affordable milk is available to all”.Email: k.marshall@cgiar.org
Ayao Missohou Professor Ayao Missohou is head of Department of Biological Sciences and Animal Production and professor at the Interstate School of Veterinary Science and Medicine, Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar. His research interest is in the area of livestock breeding and husbandry. For Senegal Dairy Genetics project he will be the principal supervisor of the project PhD student, manage project activities at Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, as well as help co-ordinate local field activities. Ayao states “this project will not only help strengthen the peri-urban dairy sector, but will also build much needed research capacity in animal genetics”.Email:missohou@refer.sn, missohou@gmail.com
IMG_8100 Dr. Stanly Fon Tebug is an animal scientist with a veterinary science background. Stanly has experience working with smallholder livestock producers in developing countries with special interest in dairy production. He is based in Senegal and co-ordinates local field activities. Stanly says “this project will involve 18 month longitudinal monitoring of dairy households and dairy animals, collecting extensive data on both outputs and inputs, creating a unique data-set to answer a number of research questions aimed at strengthening the dairy sector of Senegal”.Email: s.tebug@cgiar.org
Isabelle Baltenweck, Agricultural economist, Market Opportunities Dr. Isabelle Baltenweck is an agricultural economist, based at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya.  Isabelle has had many years experience working with dairy production systems in developing countries, and will oversee the economic aspects of Senegal Dairy Genetics.  Isabelle states “promoting and improving access to appropriate dairy cows for peri-urban dairy producers in Senegal will result in increased household income, more jobs – including for milk transporters and processors, as well as enhanced household and regional food security”.Email:i.baltenweck@cgiar.org
  Dr. Jarmo Juga is the head of department and adjunct professor at the Department of Agricultural Sciences in the University of Helsinki.  He joined the university in 2008 after working for almost twenty years in animal breeding organisations in different positions. His research and teaching interest are in animal breeding, particularly the design of breeding programs.  For Senegal Dairy Genetics he will co-supervise the PhD student, be responsible for building working collaborations between the University of Helsinki, ILRI, and partners in Senegal, and manage project activities at the University of Helsinki.Email: jarmo.juga@helsinki.fi
  Dr. Miika Tapio is a livestock population genomicist at MTT Agrifood research Finland (MTT) in Jokioinen, Finland. He uses population genomic approaches to map the use and management options in farm-animals. Miika will support the analysis of molecular data in Senegal Dairy Genetics. He says “Combining genomic information with data on cow performance and farmers’ preferences gives a novel possibility to a short-cut in production system development.”Email: miika.tapio@mtt.fi
Dr. Enyew Negussie is a senior research scientist at the MTT Agrifood research Finland (MTT) in Jokioinen, Finland, within the department of Biometrical Genetics. He is an animal breeder with several years of experience in dairy cattle genetic evaluation and development of livestock breeding programs.Email:enyew.negussie@mtt.fi
 4013647494_a7f46f4fa7_o Jane Poole is an applied statistician leading a group providing research methods support (study design, data management, GIS, data analysis) to International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) projects. Her team provides support to the Senegal Dairy Genetics project in terms of the sampling and questionnaire(s) design, management of the project data, and supporting the economic and genetic analyses. Email:j.poole@cgiar.org
 Patrick Dr. Patrick J. Ngono Ema is a graduate (PhD) student within the Senegal Dairy Genetics project. Prior to joining the project, Patrick served as lecturer at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ngaoundere, Cameroon since 2008. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and MSc degrees at Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal.
 Untitled jpgb jpgb Dr. Souahibou SOUROKOU SABI 

is an enumerator  in Thies Region. Sabi received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar. He is currently enrolled in an MSc degree in Animal Production and Sustainable Development at the same University.

Erick Ruttor Erick Rutto is a research technician, based at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya. Erick provides support to the Senegal Dairy Genetics project in terms of IT infrastructure, designing and development of the SDG database and follow-up on data collection, entry and management. Email: E.Rutto@cgiar.org
Ndeye Racky Ndeye Racky Ndiaye is an enumerator based in Thies Region. Racky graduated from Cheikh Anta Diop University, Senegal, with an MSc degree in animal biology. As a student, she worked on characterisation of local chickens in Senegal using microsatellite markers and did her internship at CIRDES Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso.
Mame Diara Dr. Mame Diara Ndiaye is an enumerator in Thies Region. Mame Diara graduated from EISMV, Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal, with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. As a student, she worked with Professor Missohou as enumerator to assess the impact of bovine artificial insemination in Koudougou Region, Senegal.
Mamadou Dr. Mamadou Lo is an enumerator and site supervisor in Mbacke Region. Before joining Senegal dairy Genetics project, Mamadou managed a private veterinary practice in Touba for over 18 years. He also worked for several projects including the Senegalese National bovine Artificial Insemination program. Mamadou received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from EISMV, Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal.
Sene Sene Moudou is an enumerator based in Mbacke Region. Before joining Senegal Diary Genetics project, he served as assistant at a private veterinary practice in Thies. Sene graduated with a Diploma in livestock production (Diplôme d’Agent Technique de l’Elevage) from CNFTEIA of St Louis, Senegal.
Elhadji Dr. Elhadji Sow is an enumerator based in Mbacke Region. Before joining Senegal dairy Genetics, he served as student assistant at EISMV, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar. Sow is currently in his final year of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at EISMV of Dakar, Senegal.
??????????????????????????????? Nacing Samoura is an IT professional with experience in development and management of information systems. He is in charge of managing the database and training the staff on data entry. He also performs checks and produces summaries of the data while implementing quality assurance protocols and routines.

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