The World Food Prize

Ethiopia

 

INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK RESEARCH INSTITUTE

 

STUDENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

Analyzing Phenotypic Characteristics in Chickens (2012)

Improving Sheep Genetics and Reducing Poultry Disease in Rural Villages of Ethiopia (2011) 
Is there an Alternative to Napier Grass? Matching Genetic Resources to Meet the Demands of Smallholder Farmers (2010) 

Determining Trypanotolerant Cattle Breeds in Ethiopia (2009)

Distribution and Use of Forages in Ethiopia (2008)

Evaluating Indigenous Cattle Breeds for Trypanotolerance (2007)

Analyzing the Effects of Trypanosomosis on Cattle (2006)

Linking Research to Applied Knowledge (2005)

Meat Production and Consumption in Ethiopia and Distribution in Addis Ababa (2004)

The Potential of Dangila Sheep for Improving Food Security in Ethiopia (2003)

Surveying Smallholder Dairy Cooperatives (2002)

Examining the Potential for Integrating Forages into Ethiopian Farming Systems (2001)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has hosted fourteen high school interns since 2001.

Established in 1994, ILRI has worked on eradicating poverty through the use of livestock, bringing high-quality science and capacity-building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development.

ILRI carries out research and development in agriculture, rural livelihoods, livestock, and livestock systems.

Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, with a second principal research center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ILRI also has research centers in South and Southeast Asia as well as in China. 
 

 

The interns at ILRI have worked alongside renowned international researchers and experts - like Dr. Tadelle Dessie and Dr. Jean Hanson - in the field at the Upper Ghibe Station and the Debre Zeit Field Station.

The students also have the opportunity to travel in Ethiopia and see the Ghibe Valley, National Museum of Ethiopia, Meskel Square, Ethiopian National Library, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Hager Fikir theatre, and Menelik's Imperial palace.

 

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