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Acosta, D., Hendrickx, S., and McKune, S. September 2019. The livestock vaccine supply chain: Why it matters and how it can help eradicate peste des petits ruminants, based on findings in Karamoja, Uganda. Vaccine 37 (2019) 6285–6290.

Adesogan, A., S. McKune, Eilitta, M., Havelaar, A., and Dahl, G. 2020. Animal source foods: sustainability problem or sustainability and malnutrition solution? Perspective matters. Global Food Security, Volume 25, 100325.

Adesogan, A.T., and Dahl, G.E. November 2020. MILK Symposium Introduction: Dairy production in developing countries. Journal of Dairy Science, volume 103, issue 11.

Amenu, K., Agga, G.E., Kumbe, A., Shibiru, A., Desta, H., Tiki, W., Dego, O.K., Wieland, B., Grace, D. and Alonso, S. November 2020. MILK Symposium review: Community-tailored training to improve the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of women regarding hygienic milk production and handling in Borana pastoral area of southern Ethiopia. Journal of Dairy Science, volume 103, issue 11. It is openly available.

Balehegn, M., Duncan, A., Tolera, A., Ayantunde, A.A., Issa, S., Karimou, M., Zampaligré, N., André, K., Gnanda, I., Varijakshapanicker, P., Kebreab, E., Dubeux, J., Boote, K., Minta, M.,  Feyissa, F., and Adesogan, A.T. June 2020. June 2020. Improving adoption of technologies and interventions for increasing supply of quality livestock feed in low- and middle-income countries. Global Food Security, Volume 26, 100372.

Balehegn, M., Kebreab, E., Tolera, A., Hunt, S., Erickson, P., Crane, T.A., and Adesogan, A.T. 2021. Livestock sustainability research in Africa with a focus on the environment. Animal Frontiers, Volume 11, Issue 4, Pages 47–56.

Balehegn, M., Mekuriaw, Z., Miller, L., McKune, S., and Adesogan. A. T. 2019. Animal source foods for improved cognitive development. Animal Frontiers.

Balehegn, M., Varijakshapanicker, P., Zampaligre, N., Blummel, M., Ayantunde, A., Jones, C., Prasad, K., Duncan, A. and Adesogan, A.T. 2021. The use of near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy for forage nutritive value analysis in sub-Saharan African countries: Challenges and opportunities. Agron. J. Accepted Author Manuscript.

Bardosh, K.L., Hussein, J.W., Sadik, E.A., Hassen, J.Y., Ketema, M., Ibrahim, A.M., Sarah Lindley McKune, S.L., and Havelaar, A.H. 2020. Chicken eggs, childhood stunting and environmental hygiene: an ethnographic study from the Campylobacter genomics and environmental enteric dysfunction (CAGED) project in Ethiopia. One Health Outlook 2, 5.

Beal Cohen, A.A., Muneepeerakul, R. and Kiker, G. September 2021. Intra-group decision-making in agent-based models. Nature: Scientific Reports, 11(1), pp.1-11.

Birhanu, A.F., Mummed, Y.Y., and Kurtu, M.Y. 2020. Level of Bruising and DFD Carcassesfrom Bulls of Arsi, Boran and Harar Cattle Breeds in Ethiopia. Open Journal of Animal Sciences, 10, 203-218.

Birhanu, A. F., Mummed, Y.Y., Kurtu, M.Y., O’Quinn, T., and Jiru, Y. T. 2019. Level of Pre-slaughter stress and quality of beef from Arsi, Boran and Harar cattle breeds in Ethiopia. Cogent Food & Agriculture 5: 1694233

Brown, C., Havas, K., Bowen, R., Mariner, J., Fentie, K.T., Kebede, E., Berhe, N., Anselme, S., Mwiine, F.N., Lakew, M., Kroesna, K., and Hernandez, J. 2020. Animal health in a development context. Global Food Security, Volume 25, 100369.

Chea, B., Kang, K., Vipham, J., Tokach, L., and Tokach, M. 2020. Assessment of Pig Disease Prevention of Smallholder Farmers and Village Animal Health Workers in Rural and Peri-Urban Cambodia. Open Journal of Animal Sciences, 10, 572-591.

Chen, D., McKune, S.L., Singh, N., Hassen, J.Y., Gebreyes, W., Manary, M.J., Bardosh, K., Yang, Y., Diaz, N., Mohammed, A., Terefe, Y., Roba, K.T., Ketema, M., Ameha, N., Assefa, N., Rajashekara, G., Deblais, L., Ghanem, M., Yimer, G., and Havelaar, A.H. 2021. Campylobacter Colonization, Environmental Enteric Dysfunction, Stunting, and Associated Risk Factors Among Young Children in Rural Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Study From the Campylobacter Genomics and Environmental Enteric Dysfunction (CAGED) Project. Front. Public Health, Volume 8, Article 615793.

Chen, D., Mechlowitz, K., Li, X., Schaefer, N., Havelaar, A.H., and McKune, S.L. 2021. Benefits and Risks of Smallholder Livestock Production on Child Nutrition in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Front. Nutr. 8:751686.

Coffin-Schmitt, J.L., Moore, E.V., McKune, S.L., Mo, R., Nkamwesiga, J., Isingoma, E., Nantima, N., Adiba, R., Mwiine, F.N., Nsamba, P., Hendrickx, S., and Mariner, J.C. 2021. Measurement and Sampling Error in Mixed-Methods Research for the Control of Peste des Petits Ruminants in the Karamoja Subregion of Northeastern Uganda: A Cautionary Tale. Preventive Veterinary Medicine.

Colverson, K.E. 2018. Increasing the Health and Nutritional Outcomes of the Government of Rwanda’s “One Cow per Poor Family” Program from a Gender Perspective. Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 8 (2): 31-44.

Colverson, K.E., Coble-Harris, L., Galie, A., Moore, E.V. Munoz, O., McKune, S.L., Singh, N., and Mo, R. 2020. Evolution of a gender tool: WEAI, WELI and livestock research. Global Food Security, Volume 26, 100375,

Daba, A.K., Murimi, M., Abegaz, K., and Hailu, D. 2021. Determinants and constraints to household-level animal source food consumption in rural communities of Ethiopia. Journal of Nutritional Science, 10, e58.

Dagne, T., Mummed, Y.Y., Kurtu, M.Y., Leta, M.U., O’Quinn, T.G., and Vipham, J.L. 2021. Proximate Composition and Fatty Acid Profile of Beef from Arsi, Borana and Harar Cattle Breeds in Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia. Open Journal of Animal Sciences , 11, 139-156.

Dahourou, L.D., Konaté, A., Tapsoba, A.S.R., Dicko, A., Sanou, M., Tamboura, H.H., Bayala, B., Salissou, I., Traoré, A., Logan, L.L., and Tembely, S. 2021. Epidemiology and spatio-temporal distribution of gastrointestinal parasites infection and accuracy of FAMACHA test in sheep in traditional farming systems in Burkina Faso. Trop Anim Health Prod., 6;53(3):392.

Demil, E., Fentie, T., Vidal, G., Jackson, W., Lane, J., Mekonnen, S.A., and Smith, W. 2021. Prevalence of bovine viral diarrhea virus antibodies and risk factors in dairy cattle in Gondar city, Northwest Ethiopia. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Volume 191, 105363,

De Vries, A., Kaylegian, K.E., and Dahl G.E. November 2020. MILK Symposium review: Improving the productivity, quality, and safety of milk in Rwanda and Nepal. Journal of Dairy Science, Volume 103, Issue 11.

Duong, M., Nguyen-Viet, H., Grace, D., Ty, C., Sokchea, H., Sina, V., and Young, M. 2021. Perceived neighborhood food access is associated with consumption of animal-flesh food, fruits and vegetables among mothers and young children in peri-urban Cambodia. Public Health Nutrition, 1-29.

Flax, V.L., Ouma, E., Izerimana, L., Schreiner, M., Brower, A.O., Niyonzima, E., Nyilimana, C., Ufitinema, A., and Uwineza, A. 2021. Animal source food social and behavior change communication intervention among Girinka livestock transfer beneficiaries in Rwanda: a cluster randomized evaluation. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2021;9(3).

Gadisa, B., Yusuf, Y., AND Kurtu M.Y. 2019. Evaluation of physical facilities, operation and management practice in selective public abattoirs in Eastern Oromia, Ethiopia. Int. J. Agric. Sc. Food Technol. 5(1): 043-049. 10.17352/2455-815X.000040.

Gadisa, B., Yusuf, Y., and Yousuf, M. 2019. Evaluation of eating quality in sensory panelist and instrumental tenderness of beef from Harar, Arsi and Bale Cattle Breeds in Oromia, Ethiopia. Int. J. Agric. Sc. Food Technol. 5(1): 035-042.

Gill, T., Ader, D., Srean, P., Hok, L., Cheat, S. and Lear, A. 2020. Living fences for improved smallholder livestock systems in Cambodia. Forests, Trees and Livelihoods.

Givens, D.I. November 2020. MILK Symposium review: The importance of milk and dairy foods in the diets of infants, adolescents, pregnant women, adults, and the elderly. Journal of Dairy Science, Volume 103, Issue 11.

Gomma, A.D., Issa, S., Abasse, T., Banoin, M. and Schlech, E. January 2020. Effets du ramassage des fourrages sur l’environnement et sur les activités agro-sylvo-pastorales et commerciales dans les régions sahéliennes au Niger (Effects of forage harvesting on environmental, agricultural, pastoral and trading activities in the sahelian regions of Niger). International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Volume 13, No. 6. DOI: 10.4314/ijbcs.v13i6.13

Grace, D., Wu, F., and Havelaar, A.H. November 2020. MILK Symposium review: Foodborne diseases from milk and milk products in developing countries—Review of causes and health and economic implications. Journal of Dairy Science, Volume 103, Issue 11.

Habiyaremye, N., Ouma, E.A., Mtimet, N. and Obare, G.A. 2021. A Review of the Evolution of Dairy Policies and Regulations in Rwanda and Its Implications on Inputs and Services Delivery. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 8:611298.

Harris-Coble, L., Balehegn, M., Adesogan, A.T. and Colverson, K. 2021. Gender and livestock feed research in developing countries: A review. Agron. J. Accepted Author Manuscript.

Henriksson, E., Söderberg, R., Ström Hallenberg, G., Kroesna, K., Ly, S., Sear, B., Unger, F., Tum, S., Nguyen-Viet, H., and Lindahl, J.F. 2021. Japanese Encephalitis in Small-Scale Pig Farming in Rural Cambodia: Pig Seroprevalence and Farmer Awareness. Pathogens, 10(5):578.

Kabore, M., Sanon H. O., Kiema A., et Nianogo A. J. 2020. Étude du maillon de la transformation des petits ruminants dans la commune de Ouagadougou au Burkina Faso. Spécial hors-série n° 5 — Janvier 2020, Science et technique, Sciences naturelles et appliquées. French language. (Study of the processing links of small ruminants in the communal district of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. Special issue No. 5, January 2020, Science and Technique, Natural and Applied Sciences, p. 471-483.)

Kiiza, D., Biryomumaisho, S., Robertson, I.D., and Hernandez, J.A. April 2021. Seroprevalence of and risk factors associated with exposure to Brucella spp. in dairy cattle in three different agro-ecological zones in Rwanda. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene 2021;104:1241-1246.

McKune, S., Lane, J., Flax, V., Ouma, E., Austin-Datta, R., Williams, R., Moore, E., Jacobs, M., and Turk, J. 2020. Making livestock research and programming more nutrition sensitive. Global Food Security, Volume 26, 100430.

McKune, S.L., Stark, H., Sapp, A.C., Yang, Y., Slanzi, C.M., Moore, E.V., Omer, A., and N’Diaye, A.W. 2020. Behavior change, egg consumption, and child nutrition: A cluster randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics, December 146 (6) e2020007930.

McOmber, C., McNamara, K., and McKune, S.L. 2021. Community Concept Drawing: A Participatory Visual Method for Incorporating Local Knowledge into Conceptualization. Field Methods. May 2021.

McOmber, C., McNamara, K., Ryley, T.d., and McKune, S.L. 2021. Investigating the Conceptual Plurality of Empowerment through Community Concept Drawing: Case Studies from Senegal, Kenya, and Nepal. Sustainability 13, 3166.

Mekasha, A., D. Min, N. Bascom, and J. Vipham. 2021. Seeding rate effects on forge productivity and nutritive value of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor). Agronomy Journal; 1−15.

Miller, L.C., Neupane, S., Joshi, N., and Lohani, M. November 2020. MILK Symposium review: Milk consumption is associated with better height and weight in rural Nepali children over 60 months of age and better head circumference in children 24 to 60 months of age. Journal of Dairy Science, Volume 103, Issue 11.  

Minten, B., Beyene, S., and Reardon, T. 2020. Post-harvest losses in rural-urban value chains: Evidence from Ethiopia. Food Policy.

Minten, B., Habte, Y., Tamru, S., and Tesfaye, A. 2020. The transforming dairy sector in Ethiopia. PLoS ONE 15(8): e0237456.

Moyeda-Carabaza, A., Murimi, M., Daba, A.K., and Vipham, J. 2021.  Factors Associated With Recommended Complementary Feeding Practices Among Children in Sidama and Oromia Regions in Ethiopia. Current Developments in Nutrition, Volume 5, Issue Supplement_2, Page 164.

Moyeda-Carabaza, A., and Murimi, M. 2021. Differences in Factors Contributing to Child Undernutrition between Pastoral and Agro-pastoral Communities in Ethiopia, Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition, DOI: 10.1080/19320248.2021.1938777

Musa, A.A., Mummed, Y.Y., Kurtu, M.Y., Temesgen, M., and O’Quinn, T.G. 2021. Carcass and Meat Characteristics of Bulls from Arsi, Boran, Harar and Holstein Frisian Crosses Cattle Breeds Finished under Similar Level of Concentrate Supplementation. Open Journal of Animal Sciences , 11, 11-30.

Ndahetuye, J.B., Artursson, K., Båge, R., Ingabire, A., Karege, C., Djangwani, J., Nyman, A.K., Ongol, M.P.,  Tukei, M., and Persson, Y. November 2020. MILK Symposium review: Microbiological quality and safety of milk from farm to milk collection centers in Rwanda. Journal of Dairy Science, Volume 103, Issue 11. It is openly available.

Ndahetuye, J.B., Twambazimana, J., Nyman, A., Karege, C., Tukei, M., Ongol, M.P., Persson, Y., and Båge, R. June 2020. A cross sectional study of prevalence and risk factors associated with subclinical mastitis and intramammary infections, in dairy herds linked to milk collection centers in Rwanda. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Volume 179, 105007,

Nkamwesiga, J.,  Coffin-Schmitt, J., Ochwo, S., Mwiine, F.N., Palopoli. A., Ndekezi, C., Isingoma, E., Nantima, N., Nsamba, P., Adiba, R., Hendrickx, S., and Mariner, J.C. 2019. Identification of Peste des Petits Ruminants Transmission Hotspots in the Karamoja Subregion of Uganda for Targeting of Eradication Interventions. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, section Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics.

Nishimwe, K., Bowers, E., Ayabagabo, J.D., Habimana, R., Mutiga, S., and Maier, D. May 2019. Assessment of Aflatoxin and Fumonisin Contamination and Associated Risk Factors in Feed and Feed Ingredients in Rwanda. Toxins 2019, 11, 270.

Paudel, T.P., Pokharel, B.R., and Shrestha, B.S. 2019. Assessment of the dairy animal feeding system of western Nepal: a synthesis of focus group discussions. SAARC J. Agric., 17(2): 253-266.

Rortana, C., Nguyen-Viet, H., Tum, S., Unger, F., Boqvist, S., Dang-Xuan, S., Koam, S., Grace, D., Osbjer, K., Heng, T., Sarim, S., Phirum, O., Sophia, R., and Lindahl, J.F. 2021. Prevalence of Salmonella and Staphylococcus aureus in Chicken Meat and Pork from Cambodian Markets. Pathogens, 10(5):556.

Sah, K., Karki, P., Shrestha, R.D., Sigdel, A., Adesogan, A.T., and Dahl, G.E. November 2020. MILK Symposium review: Improving control of mastitis in dairy animals in Nepal. Journal of Dairy Science, Volume 103, Issue 11.

Saha Turna, N., and Wu, F. 2021. Aflatoxin M1 in milk: A global occurrence, intake, & exposure assessment. Trends in Food Science & Technology, Volume 110, 183-192.

Senda, T., and Kiker, G. March 2020. Modeling Climate Change Impacts on Rangeland Productivity and Livestock Population Dynamics in Nkayi District, Zimbabwe (pp.2330). Applied Sciences, 10(7), Basel, Switzerland.

Serra, R., Kiker, G.A., Minten, B. Valerio, V.C., Varijakshapanicker, P., and Wane, A. 2020. Filling knowledge gaps to strengthen livestock policies in low-income countries. Global Food Security, Volume 26, 100428.

Söderberg, R., Lindahl, J.F., Henriksson, E., Kroesna, K., Ly, S., Sear, B., Unger, F., Tum, S., Nguyen-Viet, H., and Ström Hallenberg, G. 2021. Low Prevalence of Cysticercosis and Trichinella Infection in Pigs in Rural Cambodia. Trop. Med. Infect. Dis., 6, 100.

Sreng, S., Keo, S., DeRouchey, J., Tokach, M., Chea, B., Kang, K., Hok, L., and Vipham, J. 2020. Effect of Dietary Supplement, Base Mix, and/or Soybean Meal on Growing Pig Performance. Open Journal of Animal Sciences, 10, 535-544.

Sreng, S., Chea, B., Kang, K., Keo, S., Tokach, M.D., Tokach, L.M., Hok, L., Vipham, J.L., and DeRouchey, J.M. July 2020. Nutrient analysis of common local feed ingredients used by swine farmers in Cambodia. Livestock Research for Rural Development, Volume 32(7), Article #103.

Sreng, S., Keo, S., DeRouchey, J.M., Tokach, M.D., Hok, L., and Vipham, J.L. 2020. Effect of Complete Feed Feeding Level and Morning Glory on Growing Pig Performance. Open Journal of Animal Sciences, 10, 493-501.

Stark, H., Omer, A., Wereme N'Diaye, A., Sapp, A.C., Moore, E.V., and McKune, S.L. 2020. The Un Oeuf study: Design, methods and baseline data from a cluster randomised controlled trial to increase child egg consumption in Burkina Faso. Maternal and Child Nutrition, e13069.

Tefera, T.D., Mummed, Y.Y., Kurtu, M.Y., Leta, M.U., O’Quinn, T.G., and Vipham, J.L. 2021. Eating Quality of Beef from Arsi, Borana, and Harar Cattle Breed, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia. Open Journal of Animal Sciences , 11, 255-268.

Tefera, T.D., Mummed, Y.Y., Kurtu, M.Y., Letta, M.U., O’Quine, T.G., and Vipham, J.L. July 2019. Effect of Age and Breeds of Cattle on Carcass and Meat Characteristics of Arsi, Boran, and Harar Cattle in Ethiopia. Open Journal of Animal Sciences, 9, 367-383.

Tegegn, A., Pendell, D.L., Tolera, A., Min, D., Vipham, J. and Mekasha, A. 2021. Determinants of sorghum biomass use for livestock feed across sorghum growing agroecological zones in Ethiopia. Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems, v. 24, n. 3, aISSN 1870-0462.

Terefe, Y., Deblais, L., Ghanem, M., Helmy, Y.A., Mummed, B., Chen, D., Singh, N., Ahyong, V., Kalantar, K., Yimer, G., Hassen, J.Y., Mohammed, A., McKune, S.L., Manary, M.J., Ordiz, M.I., Gebreyes, W., Havelaar, A.H., and Rajashekara, G. 2020. Co-occurrence of Campylobacter Species in Children From Eastern Ethiopia, and Their Association With Environmental Enteric Dysfunction, Diarrhea, and Host Microbiome. Frontiers in Public Health, 8 (99).  

Tricarico, J.M., Kebreab, E., and Wattiaux M.A. November 2020. MILK Symposium review: Sustainability of dairy production and consumption in low-income countries with emphasis on productivity and environmental impact. Journal of Dairy Science, Volume 103, Issue 11. It is openly available.

Umutoni, C., Bado, V., Whitbread, A., Ayantunde, A., and Gangashetty, P. 2021. Evaluation of chemical composition and in vitro digestibility of stovers of different pearl millet varieties and their effect on the performance of sheep in the West African Sahel. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section A — Animal Science.

Valerio, V.C., Walther, O.J., Eilittä, M., Cissé, B., Muneepeerakul, R., and Kiker, G.A. May 2020. Network analysis of regional livestock trade in West Africa. PLOS ONE 15(5): e0232681.

Varijakshapanicker, P., McKune, S., Miller, L., Hendrickx, S., Balehegn, M., Dahl, G. E., and Adesogan, A. T. 2019. Sustainable livestock systems to improve human nutrition, health, and economic status. Animal Frontiers.

Vipham, J.L., Amenu, K., Alonso, S., Ndahetuye, J.B., Zereyesus, Y., Nishimwe, K., Bowers, E., Maier, D., Sah, K., Havelaar, A., and Grace, D. September 2020. No food security without food safety: Lessons from livestock related research. Global Food Security, Volume 26, 100382,

Vyas, D., Nelson, C.D., Bromfield, J.J., Liyanamana, P., Krause, M., and Dahl G.E. November 2020. MILK Symposium review: Identifying constraints, opportunities, and best practices for improving milk production in market-oriented dairy farms in Sri Lanka. Journal of Dairy Science, Volume 103, Issue 11.  

Worqlul, A.W., Dile, Y.T., Schmitter, P., Bezabih, M., Adie, A., Bizimana, J., Srinivasan, R., Lefore, N., and Clarke, N. 2021. Constraints of small-scale irrigated fodder production and nutrition assessment for livestock feed, a case study in Ethiopia. Agricultural Water Management, Volume 254, 106973.

Yimer, G., Gebreyes, W., Havelaar, A., Yousuf, J, McKune, S., Mohammed, A., and O’Mathúna, D. 2020. Community engagement and building trust to resolve ethical challenges during humanitarian crises: experience from the CAGED study. Conflict and Health 14, 68.

Yitagesu, E., Jackson, W., Kebede, N., Smith, W., and Fentie, T. 2021. Prevalence of bovine abortion, calf mortality, and bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) persistently infected calves among pastoral, peri-urban, and mixed-crop livestock farms in central and Northwest Ethiopia. BMC Vet Res 17, 87.

Zampaligre, N., Yoda, G., Delma, J., Sanfo, A., Balehegn, M., Rios, E., Dubeux, J.C., Boote, K. and Adesogan, A.T. 2021. Fodder biomass, nutritive value, and grain yield of dual-purpose Pearl Millet, Sorghum and Maize cultivars across different agro-ecologies in Burkina Faso. Agron. J. Accepted Author Manuscript.

Zelalem, A., Sisay, M., Vipham, J. L., Abegaz, K., Kebede, A., and Terefe, Y. January 2019. The prevalence and antimicrobial resistance profiles of bacterial isolates from meat and meat products in Ethiopia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Food Contamination 6(1).

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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.