Dairy Genetics East Africa Project Objectives and Sites
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×
 

Dairy Genetics East Africa Project Objectives and Sites

on

  • 1,527 views

Presented by Okeyo Mwai at the Launch of the Dairy Genetics East Africa Project (DGEA), ILRI Campus, Nairobi, 9 February 2011

Presented by Okeyo Mwai at the Launch of the Dairy Genetics East Africa Project (DGEA), ILRI Campus, Nairobi, 9 February 2011

Statistics

Views

Total Views
1,527
Views on SlideShare
1,527
Embed Views
0

Actions

Likes
0
Downloads
11
Comments
0

0 Embeds 0

No embeds

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike LicenseCC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike LicenseCC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

Dairy Genetics East Africa Project Objectives and Sites Dairy Genetics East Africa Project Objectives and Sites Presentation Transcript

  • Dairy Genetics East AfricaProject Objectives & Sites
    Presented by Okeyo Mwai(ILRI)
    at the Launch of the Dairy Genetics East Africa ProjectILRI campus, Nairobi, 9 February 2011
  • Problem Statement
    Although past & current dairy improvement programs have clear livelihood potential&integrated approach (i.e.linking to markets; improving management and improving genetics)
    Theylack clear genetic strategy!
    - default is often to upgrade to exotics
    Even when conditions are unsuitable!
    “no one-size-fits-all situations”
  • Similar challenges but different “strategies”
  • Different
    Environments-
    different genetics!
  • Who among these is happier?
  • Objectives
    Determine appropriate cattle genotypes for smallholder dairy farmers in Eastern Africa
    Develop partnership and business model to sustainably deliver the desired germplasm to smallholders
  • The approach
    • Application of high density snp technology to determine breed composition of cows owned by small-holders
    • Combine this with traditional and participatory appraisal of animal and farm performance
    • Development of a partnership including a fully articulated business model ready to implement delivery of germplasm in a subsequent phase
  • Some facts:
    Huge interaction between genetics & environment
  • Change genotype but don’t change management
  • Change management but don’t change genetics
  • Change management and genotype
  • Change management and genotype
  • Optimum genotype depends on environment
  • Site Selection
    • Criteria for sites:
    • Range of genotypes within sites: we need sites with a reasonable “mix” of breeds
    • Agro ecological zones: sub-tropical through temperate AEZ
    • Logistics (accessibility): Easier logistics and access = lower costs and faster implementation
    • Relevant range of production levels and farming systems
  • Thank you