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Thursday, February 13, 2014

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

In November 2013, three regional workshops on Animal genetic resources (AnGR) in Sub-Saharan Africa were organized by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). In partnership with FAO, the African Union–Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) and the Tertiary Education for Agriculture Mechanism for Africa (TEAM-Africa). ILRI and SLU are holding regional back-to-back workshops this November in Burkina Faso, Rwanda and Botswana.

The workshops were 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 Gabarone workshop 26 to 29 November 2013.
PIC: The representatives of SLU, ILRI, CCARDESA

  • The main objectives of the workshops were expressed as catalyzing and enhancing regional collaboration in order to: 
  • Improve university teaching including MSc and PhD training in animal breeding and genetics for sustainable use of AnGR 
  • Plan and undertake research for development in prioritized areas of AnGR 
  • Implement improved conservation and breeding programs for sustainable use of identified AnGR. 
  • Improve capacity development including outreach activities in relevant areas. 
The workshop material, presentations and outcomes are now available.

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