Information systems on domestic animal genetic resources

ILRI Clippings

For the November 2011 ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event at ILRI, Tadelle Dessie, Yetnayet Mamo and Okeyo Mwai prepared an issue brief on the Domestic Animal Genetic Resources Information System (DAGRIS) …

In developing countries, lack of accurate information on the diversity and status of existing farm animal genetic resources is believed to exacerbate the alarming rate of
irreversible loss of genetic diversity. Such losses reduce opportunities to improve food security, alleviate poverty and attain sustainable agricultural practices.

DAGRIS ( is an electronic source of systematic information on indigenous farm animal genetic resources. Initial development of the system focused on three priority farm animal species in Africa – cattle, sheep and goats. It was subsequently expanded to include other livestock species (chicken, pigs, buffalo and yak) and developing countries in Africa and Asia.

Download Issue Brief 9.

On 9 and 10 November 2011, the ILRI Board of Trustees hosts…

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About Dr. Bukar USMAN, mni

I started as a field Veterinary officer with Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, Maiduguri as a lecture & a Researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. In 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I was Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) and now Director North East Zone NAFDAC. I’m a member of the National Institute’ (mni), Kuru SEC 40, 2018. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I founded Sril Group Ltd, Nigeria.
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