Multi-country genetic evaluation


Multi-country genetic evaluation

Establishing robust systems for genetic evaluation of livestock across multiple countries in Africa is the flagship pillar and a long-term and strategic objective of AABNet. Animal breeders and associated livestock development professionals will access methodologies, tools, and technical support to determine how different genotypes interact with the various environments, and evaluate performance under different environmental and management regimes. AABNet will maintain a comprehensive portfolio activities and available data in areas including:

i) adequately collected and well annotated and synthesized data on countries with ongoing and robust national evaluations,

ii) available national data for use to demonstrate the value of multi-country evaluation, thus offering powerful tools and resources for livestock improvement in the continent, and iii) building of relevant systems to support systematic and consistent genetic evaluation focusing on key livestock productivity and resilience challenges.