Tag: Livestock

Kerio Valley: A beautiful land with an amazing culture


By mugonya John  In September this year, I received communication from the International Crop Research Institute for Semi_Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) that my application for an internship placement had been successful. Getting an internship opportunity soon after defending my Master’s thesis at Gulu University, was exciting and double blessing. I looked forward to working with a multi-disciplinary team from various countries. I was selected to … Read More Kerio Valley: A beautiful land with an amazing culture

Experiences with Marakwet and Pokot Communities in Kerio Valley, Kenya


By Redempter Mbula Mutinda Marakwet and Pokot communities were not something new to my ears. No one who studied Social studies subject in Kenyan primary education would miss studying Nilotes and the Kalenjin tribe, sub-ethnic groups. All media houses in Kenya could at times highlight news about cattle raiding conflicts in Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet and West Pokot border along Kerio Valley. Despite being passionate … Read More Experiences with Marakwet and Pokot Communities in Kerio Valley, Kenya

The 1st World Congress on Innovations for Livestock Development, Nakuru, Kenya


Important Deadlines: Registration opens: 5th April 2015 Registration deadline: 5th June 2016 Exhibitors registration: 5th May 2016 Call for abstracts opens: 15th March 2016 Deadline for abstract submission: 15th May 2016 “FOSTERING INNOVATIONS FOR THE LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY” The livestock sector in most developing countries has been on an upward trend, experiencing expansion in mainly small-scale production systems thereby sustaining livelihoods and contributing significantly to … Read More The 1st World Congress on Innovations for Livestock Development, Nakuru, Kenya

Discovering camels: The agricultural gold of the drylands


By Salamula Jenipher Biira The first time I travelled to Karamoja Region, over 400 km North East of Uganda’s capital city, the journey was a long and tiring one. However, the distance and fatigue did not compare to the level of excitement I felt at the thought of getting up-close with the “giants of the domestic” – camels. I visited Karamoja a total of … Read More Discovering camels: The agricultural gold of the drylands

Indigenous legume project at University of Namibia excites farmers and extension staff


By Absalom Kahumba, Maria Shipandeni and Emmanuel Lutaaya The Department of Animal Science at University of Namibia (UNAM) hosted a group of 20 farmers from Omaheke and Khomas regions in Namibia and extension personnel from the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) during the 2015 observance of Farmers’ Day. The event, which took place at the university’s Neudamm Campus, was the culmination … Read More Indigenous legume project at University of Namibia excites farmers and extension staff

ILRI vacancy: Research scientist – Livestock Genetics/Genomics


Deadline:30 September, 2015 The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Scientist – Livestock Genetics/Genomics to build the biosciences research capacity of scientists and graduate students in the east and central Africa region, in particular to support the many regional researchers who come to the BecA-ILRI Hub to conduct their own agricultural biosciences research projects. ILRI works with partners worldwide to … Read More ILRI vacancy: Research scientist – Livestock Genetics/Genomics

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