Capacity building in genetic evaluation and new breeding tools to strengthen the Ethiopian dairy development

IKI Ethiopia






The main objective is capacity building in animal genetic evaluation methods and dairy breeding strategies to strengthen Ethiopian dairy development. Specifically 1. Strengthen national dairy herd performance recording and advisory system 2. Establish national dairy cattle routine genetic evaluation & breeding programs 3. Upscale national dairy herd performance recording system & 4. Disseminate project results & develop tools for monitoring overall system efficiency and project exit strategy.


1. Develop a national dairy herd performance recording and farmers advisory system 2. Develop national animal identification and routine dairy genetic evaluation system 3. built a computerized modern national dairy cattle database center & update its functionalities 4. Train a large number of farmers and ministry of agriculture & NAIC experts in dairy genetic evaluation 5. Produce educational booklets and brochures and training materials.