African Animal Breeding Network was
established in 2020 to focus on the application of tools, technologies and innovations
to drive animal breeding in support of sustainable livestock genetic improvement in
Africa. AABNet seeks to support professionals from the animal breeding industry,
academia, government agencies, research organizations, farmers organizations, educators
and graduate students in Africa under its core objective of developing capacity in
animal breeding (with a particular emphasis on animal quantitative genetics and
The AABNet inaugural training is a joint initiative of the Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH), with financial support from the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), The Roslin Institute, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the African Dairy Genetic Gains (ADGG), International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and the Centre of Excellence for Livestock, Innovation and Business (CoELIB, Egerton University).
Leading experts affiliated with CoELIB - Egerton University, Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH), Emerge Centre for Innovation-Africa, University of Hohenheim, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), ILRI, University of Georgia (UGA) and other august institutions will train and mentor selected participants in animal quantitative genetics and genomics.