Southern Africa

ILRI opened an office in Maputo, Mozambique, in May of 2006. Zimbabwean animal scientist Siboniso Moyo serves as ILRI’s Regional Representative by facilitating ILRI’s involvement in the region by identifying opportunities and developing partnerships with the intention of coordinating activities to not only improve conditions, but educate as well. Read more...
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Watch this good, short (2-minute) film by Jim Drury of Reuters TV about an international group of scientists is developing a vaccine to combat deadly East Coast fever, a disease that decimates cattle herds in 12 countries of sub-Saharan Africa. Continue reading →

Saving livestock with vaccines, Mar/2014

She steps forward to the podium, her face breaking into her characteristic charming smile.  Her black, short cropped hair compliments her light skin.  Standing at average height, she is comfortable in front of the microphone as she would be in her own kitchen. Her name is Siboniso Moyo, popularly known as ‘Boni’- the regional representative … Continue reading

Sustainable Livestock Digest, Mar/2014

Authored by Jemimah Njuki and Pascal Sanginga, this book provides empirical evidence from Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique and from different production systems of the importance of livestock as an asset to women and their participation in livestock and livestock product markets. It explores the issues of intra-household income management and economic benefits of livestock markets … Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Mar/2014

The goat production manual is useful to paraveterinary workers, who serve rural villages in developing countries and farmers wanting to step up their goat production. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Mar/2014

A workshop on Animal Genetic Resources in Sub-Saharan Africa was recently held in Gaborone, as an ILRI-SLU capacity building Project in collaboration with the FAO, AU/IBAR and Team Africa. The workshop ran from 26 to 29 November 2013 with the main objectives of catalyzing and enhancing regional collaboration in order to improve training in animal breeding and genetics for sustainable use of Animal Genetic Resources (AnGR), plan and undertake research for development in prioritized areas of AnGR and improve capacity development including outreach activities in the relevant areas among others. Continue reading »

ILRI clippings, Nov/2013

Tanzanian Maasai help vaccinate their calves against lethal East Coast fever (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). CGIAR has doubled its funding in the last five years, from $500 million (in 2008) to $1 billion (in 2013). Officials say harvesting the fruits of this historic commitment could, among other benefits, lift 150 million people in Asia out [...]

ILRI news blog, Dec/2013

Contributed by Saskia Hendrickx On 29 November 2013, ILRI Mozambique hosted a one-day meeting in Maputo to present the results of the study “Pre-requisites for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points in small-scale poultry production and processing in Maputo, Mozambique” by Anabela dos Muchangos (Safe Food, Fair Food 2008-2011); discuss the recommendations of the study and … Continue reading

Safe Food Fair Food, Dec/2013

In many CGIAR programs and activities, communication and knowledge management are invited too little and too late. This means that the results of their science may fall into oblivion. Much can be achieved by bringing communication and knowledge management right into the heart of CGIAR programs – to support engagement with partners, research uptake and … Continue reading

Maarifa, Dec/2013

Four scientists in the Animal Science for Sustainable Productivity (ASSP) program have  joined  program director Iain Wright in heading the newly established ILRI country offices. The four are Amos Omore who will head the Tanzania country office, Danilo Pezo   (Uganda),  Saskia Hendrickx (Mozambique) and Mohamed Ibrahim (Pakistan). They  effectively become  ‘Country Representatives’ from January 1, … Continue reading

Sustainable Livestock Digest, Nov/2013

On 22 August 2013, Tanzania held a 2nd Dairy Development Forum (DDF) meeting in Dar es Salaam. Reporting from the meeting, the Guardian reported that the ‘Livestock and Fisheries ministry together with Tanzania Dairy Board (TDB) are in the process of framing a National Dairy Master Plan aimed at increasing efficiency and productivity in the … Continue reading »

Livestock and Fish, Aug/2013

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Dr. Franklin Simtowe
Senior Scientist, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Siboniso Moyo
Regional Representative, Southern Africa
Sirak Bahta
Agricultural Economist
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African goat improvement project field visit to eastern Kenya in 2011

People working on Southern Africa

Dr. Franklin Simtowe
Senior Scientist, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Siboniso Moyo
Regional Representative, Southern Africa
Sirak Bahta
Agricultural Economist