Regional Workshops, Sub Saharan Africa

ILRI-SLU FAO, AU-IBAR Regional Workshops on Animal Genetic Resources in Sub-Saharan Africa-November 2013

In November 2013, the ILRI-SLU project team in collaboration with AU-IBAR and FAO, will hold three regional workshops on Animal genetic resources (AnGR) in Sub-Saharan Africa. The workshops are aimed to catalyze changes in the strategies and practices in the utilization of AnGR within Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to the three workshops, a survey of participant expectations and what they experience and think as they work with animal genetic resources was conducted.

The main objectives of the workshops are expressed as catalyzing and enhancing regional collaboration in order to:
  1. Improve university teaching including MSc and PhD training in animal breeding and genetics for sustainable use of AnGR
  2. Plan and undertake research for development in prioritized areas of AnGR
  3. Implement improved conservation and breeding programs for sustainable use of identified AnGR.
  4. Improve capacity development including outreach activities in relevant areas.

Outputs from the workshops will be in line with the critical success factors defined in the ILRI strategy: to influence decision makers, grow capacity and secure sustainable and appropriate funding.

Presentations from the workshops

News stories about our work:

ILRI news item

Botswana Agribusiness Forum

Interesting resources used

The Power of How - the video clip that set us thinking....

Publication on Infrastructure for sustainable use of animal genetic