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2 children drink milk Watch the compelling Carter Conference, held online December 10-11, 2020. This year's theme was SMART Agriculture, SMART Growth, SMART Kids: Shifting Momentum in African Agriculture through Research and Technologies.

150Read the 10 articles in this special issue of the Journal of Dairy Science, November 2020.

“Dairy consumption levels are low in low- and middle-income countries due to low affordability, accessibility, and availability caused by inadequate feeding, management, and genetics; poor transport, cooling, and processing infrastructure; unconducive policy environments; and sociocultural and demographic factors,” explained Adegbola Adesogan, PhD, Director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA. “These papers collectively show how strategic interventions can lead to marked improvements in dairy production in developing countries.”


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Snapshots of research in 2020

Enjoy a few photos from 2020, with links to the projects and events they represent. Despite the challenges of COVID-19, our work continued. We were also fortunate to receive READ MORE |  RELATED INFORMATION

Applied business model for animal feed generates revenue and improves livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Niger

A new business supplying animal feeds to rural Niger is helping to overcome vast distances and other hurdles that constrain the productivity and incomes of goat and sheep farmers. Though 90 percent of the rural population in Niger owns...
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Mothers see healthier children in the “One Egg Per Day” project in Burkina Faso

“Bicycle chicken” is a national dish in Burkina Faso, and even Bill Gates shared a video about it and blogged that chicken rearing can reduce extreme poverty....
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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.