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This short video provides in introduction to our work and how we grew from Phase 1, from 2015-2020, to Phase 2, starting in 2020.


Putting Milk Consumption Risks into Context

A pebble is almost nothing when compared to a mountain, just as the risk from this toxin is minor. Even though people around the world drink milk every day without worry, there are certain risks. One risk comes from a particular toxin that has...

Webinar Triggers Far Reaching Actions in Nepal

Have you ever wondered what happens after a webinar ends? This story shows that a topic of great interest can inspire people on the other side of the globe to act upon knowledge gained. Here is what happened: ...

Engaging Men Supports Nutrition Improvements in Rwanda

Changing behavior within a relatively short timeframe is challenging, but one research study in Rwanda found that involving fathers was helpful for changing...

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Series of Videos

300WGood Laboratory Practices offers a series of "how to" videos and a manual for instructors. Thanks to our expert laboratory manager from the University of Florida, Richard Fethiere, you now have a personal guide for managing a laboratory.

Please share these resources with your colleagues. Send us feedback by email or on our social media channels about how you are using the videos or the manual--we would love to hear from you.

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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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.