Designing community-based breeding strategies for indigenous sheep breeds of smallholders in Ethiopia

Published on 18 March 2010

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Start Date: 1 January 2007 | End Date: 1 February 2010


Four breeds (at four different locations) will be involved in the project: Horro (Bako-Shambu areas), Menz (Debre Berhan or Mehal-Meda areas), Afar/Adal (Werer areas), and Bonga (near Bonga areas); Define the breeding goals and selection criteria to the identification of the most appropriate and acceptable strategy; Strategies will be designed to take full advantage of existing institutions and already available secondary information; Three PhD and two MSc Ethiopian graduate research students will be trained as capacity building to improve the ability of communities to manage the breeding programs will be embedded in the project.

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