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dc.contributorHaile, Aynalemen_US
dc.contributorRischkowsky, Barbaraen_US
dc.creatorGetachew, Tesfayeen_US
dc.identifier.citationTesfaye Getachew, Aynalem Haile, Barbara Rischkowsky. (16/2/2018). How to tailor community based breeding programs for small ruminants to pastoral production systems. Auckland, New Zealand.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe predominant small ruminant production system in Ethiopia is at the subsistence level with very low productivity despite a huge potential due to the large animal numbers and genetic diversity. Growing market demand both at local and export market and recent increased focus by the Ethiopian government considered as good opportunity to boost small ruminant productivity. Particularly local breeds in lowlands reared by pastoralists are highly preferred for export by slaughter houses and live animal exporters. Even though successful breeding programs and developed specialized breeds are available worldwide, importing and adopting large sized breeds and technologies has not been successful for the last four decades. Community based breeding programs, born from the previous lessons, have shown promising results in the highland smallholder system. However, flock mobility, very high temperature, frequent droughts and poor infrastructure in the pastoral system so far limits designing and implementation of community based breeding programs in pastoral areas. Tailoring these programs to fit the pastoral system considering its context need to be considered. Mapping of the mobility pattern, use of mobile extension and organized youth/community group to assist the breeding program during mobility are crucial. Keywords: sheep, goat, pastoral system, low input, breeding program.en_US
dc.publisherWorld Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP)en_US
dc.subjectbreeding programen_US
dc.subjectpastoral systemen_US
dc.subjectlow inputen_US
dc.titleHow to tailor community based breeding programs for small ruminants to pastoral production systemsen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
cg.creator.idGetachew, Tesfaye: 0000-0002-0544-6314en_US
cg.creator.idHaile, Aynalem: 0000-0001-5914-0487en_US
cg.creator.idRischkowsky, Barbara: 0000-0002-0035-471Xen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Livestock Agri-Food Systems - LAFSen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Livestock Research Institute - ILRIen_US
cg.contributor.projectCGIAR Research Program on Livestock Agri-Food Systemsen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionEastern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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