Small ruminants network
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CTA. 1989. Small ruminants network. Spore 23. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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A network for research on small ruminants, to cover the whole of the African continent, has been set up as the result of a meeting in Bamenda, Cameroon, in January 1989. Sponsored by ILCA and funded by GTZ, the International Foundation for Science...
A network for research on small ruminants, to cover the whole of the African continent, has been set up as the result of a meeting in Bamenda, Cameroon, in January 1989. Sponsored by ILCA and funded by GTZ, the International Foundation for Science (IFS) and the Carneroonian Institute of Animal Research institut de Recherches Zootechniques) in Yaounde, the meeting was attended by representatives from 21 African countries, ILCA scientists and participants from Europe and South America. It is aimed to discuss the principal aspects of small ruminant productivity in systems analysis and economics, nutrition and feeding systems, reproductive performance, health and hygiene, and breeds and breed improvement. Long thought and discussion were given to the need for a role of a collaborative research network on small ruminants in Africa, and the liaison between ILCA and national aericultural research systems. An interim steering committee bringing toeether scientists from all over Africa was formed under the chairmanship of Professor S.H.B. Lebbie of the University of Swaziland. The first meeting took place at ILCA headquarters in March which concentrated on the relationship between the network and ILCA. Professor S.H.B.Lebbie - University of Swaziland- Private Bag 4 - Kwaluseni SWAZILAND or Dr R. T. Wilson (Secretary) - ILCA Addis Ababa - Ethiopia