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Looking beyond life as a bioscience university professor

Life as a tenured university professor seems idyllic with its job security, intellectual freedom, prestige, livable wage and flexible schedule. No wonder so many bioscience students aim to become professors. 570 more words

Health

Voices on chicken genetics: Supporting partnerships to boost chickens role in income and nutrition

Sharon Ndegwa, program officer at PICO Eastern Africa introduces herself and her work with the program. It is one of a series of portraits of key people in Africa Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG). 386 more words

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Invitation to join an online discussion on cattle genomics in Africa, 16-26 August 2016

There are over 200 million poor livestock keepers in Sub-Saharan Africa, many of which are looking to improve their livestock productivity. Genetic improvement strategies – particularly when packaged with other interventions on animal feed and health – offers great potential. 171 more words

Research

Voices on chicken genetics: Using the best science to improve chickens breeds in Africa

Olivier Hanotte, scientific advisor at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), introduces himself and his work with the program. It is one of a series of portraits of key people in Africa Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG). 1,383 more words

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Improving the productivity of small ruminants in Kenya's climate-smart villages

Small ruminants, mainly goats and sheep, can play a key role in helping farming communities adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change. In Nyando, western Kenya where resilient cross breeds of these animals better adapted to changing feed and water conditions are being kept since 2014, the local community is already reporting additional income, with a positive impact on household food security. 119 more words

ABS

Busy blogging

I have been busy blogging but just not here, after launching a Research Staff Group blog for the School of Biosciences, Cardiff University back in March. 384 more words

Science Blog

The Horro breed: A success story of improving chicken in Ethiopia

Wondmeneh Esatu, national coordinator of the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project at the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR), has been working to improve the productivity of the indigenous Horro chicken through selective breeding since 2011. 338 more words

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