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New Videos

Based on recently held events, here are links to inspiring and informative video presentations. 

Gbola at graduation

Director's Speech at Graduation

Watch this short and inspirational speech from our own Dr. Gbola Adesogan, delivered to the newest graduates of the University of Florida on August 5, 2022. Congratulations!

One of the speech's main points was: "I urge you to value and prioritize people." Scroll down this page to see photos of people of all types who are highly valued. The University of Florida has provided this video and transcript for "Adegbola Adesogan's speech for Summer 2022 commencement ceremonies."

Video on Gender

Watch this intriguing webinar on Integrating Gender into Global Livestock System Development, held on July 22, 2022. Our own Dr. Kathy Colverson was part of an expert panel. This event was presented by the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems.

Video on Greehouse Gases

Watch and read the presentations shared on June 5, 2022 at the GGAA workshop, part of the international meeting on Greenhouse Gas & Animal Agriculture. The title of this workshop was "Meeting the Challenge of Reducing Enteric CH4 Emissions from Sub-Saharan Africa."

Video on Aflatoxins

Watch this presentation based on a recent journal article, "Aflatoxin M1 in milk does not contribute substantially to global liver cancer incidence."

How dangerous is milk affected by aflatoxins? Click the mountain and explore.


Journal Articles & Special Issues

We have produced 100 articles and 3 special issues within a few years.

The special issues appeared in:

Climate resources

Connect with a growing list of resources about livestock in developing countries and climate change.

Food Systems Institute

We're part of the new Food Systems Institute at the University of Florida.

Our Vision

Our vision is to sustainably intensify smallholder livestock systems in order to improve the nutrition, health, livelihoods and incomes of the poor.

Featured Video

Learn more about this project in Rwanda.

This video was produced by the University of Florida Foundation. Learn more about our work in Rwanda.


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Research teams pursue innovative solutions for subsistence livestock farmers

International research teams are collaborating on new agricultural projects to improve the lives of vulnerable farmers and their families in West and East Africa. Their challenging mission is to empower small-scale livestock farmers and markets...
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Milk is safer than we thought

Quick Summary: New research dispels the myth that drinking milk contaminated with a fungal toxin causes liver cancer. Evidence from four continents shows that milk distributors, especially in developing countries, have been too quick to...
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Burping sheep and Africa’s first GreenFeed project to measure their emissions

Although livestock are known to contribute to greenhouse gases, not all livestock are the same. Systems for raising livestock vary widely from massive industrial operations to a family with one cow. In much of the developing world, the...
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This work was funded in whole or part by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Food Security under Agreement # AID-OAA-L-15-00003 as part of Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems. Additional funding was received from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed here are those of the authors alone.