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Rainfall drives adaptation in Ethiopian sheep
Study suggests that precipitation has greater influence than altitude and temperature on adaptation of livestock populations
Training Supports Capacity Building of Researchers in Africa
Online training courses will help those working in livestock genomics research in Africa.
Dr Oluyinka Opoola on Sustainable Dairy Development
Working to reduce poverty and hunger in Africa and promoting women in science
Surrogate cockerels and hens produce donor breed chicks
Gene-editing approach transfers beneficial genes between breeds to produce offspring with useful characteristics.
Genetic improvement and its importance for breeding in Africa
SciDev.Net recently published an interview with CTLGH Director Appolinaire Djikeng about the Centre’s work.
TB insights may help breed healthier African cattle
Genetic discovery could help develop cattle with resistance to bovine tuberculosis.
National campaign recognises Centre’s impact on health
Work of CTLGH featured in new campaign highlighting scientific innovation and collaboration
Decoding the genomic make-up of sheep
Researchers annotate the new reference genome for sheep to support future research
Pooled genetic data from multiple sub-Saharan African chicken populations identifies markers for key health and productivity traits.
Insight will help support development of healthier, more resilient and more productive poultry in the future
Genetic Markers Identified to Help Improve Productivity and Resilience of African Cattle
Scientists use ‘genomic time travel’ to show African pastoralists have used selective breeding for over 1,000 years
Tropical livestock are key to help feed the world
In this personal blog CTLGH Director Appolinaire Djikeng talks about why he believes that improving the genetics of livestock can help provide a pathway out of poverty for millions of families in low- and middle- income countries, and why the Centre’s work is very personal to him
New insights into the shared domestication of water buffalo and cattle
Studying genetic sequences linked to beneficial traits can lead to improvements in tropical livestock development
Surrogate livestock have fertility restored by donor animals
New research has huge implications for tropical livestock productivity and health.
Grant success to help preserve genetic diversity of chickens
New technology will help safeguard valuable breeds and support research
Centre Director Receives Award for his Contribution to International Development
Professor Appolinaire Djikeng, the Director of the Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH) has been awarded the International Nelson Mandela Justice Award by the UNESCO Center for Peace.
CTLGH embarks on an exciting future with the launch of its “Vision 2030”
A leading livestock genetic research organisation has published its 10-year vision to support tropical livestock development and the lives of people who rely on them for food and income.
IDEAL database supports future research in tropical cattle health
New database gives scientists easy access to extensive epidemiological and genomic data.
DNA insights could aid small-scale poultry farmers
New findings about viral regions in the DNA of chickens could aid productivity for smallholder farms in developing countries.
Germany supports Covid-19 testing in Kenya
German government announced it is supporting utilisation of ILRI laboratories and staff to offer more testing for Covid-19 in Kenya
CTLGH staff supports vital research into Covid-19
Volunteer’s skills viewed as ‘indispensable’ by project leader
Scientists develop tracker to help visualise Covid-19 cases in Scotland
An online dashboard which pulls together data from several sources on the Covid-19 outbreak in Scotland to provide a picture of how the situation is developing, has been developed by a group of scientists from the Roslin Institute and the Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH).
Comic Book Helps Communicate Benefits of Genetic Gain in Tropical Livestock
A new comic book developed by the Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH) is being used to inspire young people about the power of genetics and how it can provide solutions in the real world.
Advanced Training Placements Support Global Agricultural Research
Two visiting scientists from Ethiopia reflect about their time at Roslin Institute in Edinburgh
Building Capacity of African Researchers
Genomics workshop helps scientists play key role in boosting productivity of livestock systems in Africa
Genetic Study Identifies Breeding for Resilience to Climate Change is Possible
New study may have huge implications for tropical livestock production
New Project Will Help Support Breeding Decisions for Dairy Farmers in Rwanda
Could a profit index help maximise dairy outputs and income from low-input farming systems in Rwanda?
Celebrating AWARD’s work in advancing gender equality in agricultural science
How AWARD initiatives, supported by CTLGH, are strengthening the research, mentoring and leadership skills of African scientists, empowering them to contribute more effectively to poverty alleviation and food security in sub–Saharan Africa.
Scottish Parliament Celebrates Gender Equality Work in Africa
Reception at Scottish Parliament highlights University of Edinburgh’s international work on advancing gender equality in science.
Agri-Food Transformations for Africa: Working Together for Impact
Edinburgh research dialogue spurs ideas for collaboration and collective action
CTLGH Celebrates Five-Year Milestone and Plans for its Future
The Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH) had a double celebration today (Friday 27 September 2019) as it celebrated the achievements made in the first five years of its existence and the signing of a collaborative framework agreement (CFA) between its founding partners to underpin its future for the next five years.
CTLGH Launches Five Years Highlights Document
The Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health has produced a ‘Five Year Highlights’ document highlighting the work it is doing to improve tropical livestock development through genetic gains.
Farming for the Future: Making Livestock Production Sustainable
CTLGH Director highlights benefits of improving livestock production through genetic gain at 2019 British Science Festival
Turning livestock into a pathway out of poverty
CTLGH has received backing to achieve its aim to improve the health and productivity of poultry and cattle in developing countries.