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CORAF/WECARD (2011)

Introgression of Sahelian zebu cattle into trypanotolerant Boss taurus population of West Africa

Zebu Cattle Sahel

Conseil Ouest et Centre africain pour la recherche et le développement agricoles (CORAF/WECARD)

Titre : Introgression of Sahelian zebu cattle into trypanotolerant Boss taurus population of West Africa

Référence : NRM/03/CF/CW/2011-14/

Région/Pays : Afrique de l’Ouest

Durée : 2011-2014

Contexte
West African taurine cattle populations are a “genetic-treasure-trove”. They are at high genetic risk due to the introgression of non-trypanotolerant zebu cattle. This project will carried out the phenotypic and molecular characterisation of Burkina Faso, Benin and Mali cattle populations in order to identify geographic and biological patterns of admixture amongst taurine and zebu populations. This will be done ensuring the scientific coordination with major current livestock research programmes in West Africa and enhancing the research capabilities of West African groups. This 3-years-project will provide recommendations to Governments and stakeholders on strategies for sustainable management and conservation of trypanotolerant cattle

Objectif Général
From the phenotypic and genetic characterisation of West African cattle, the threat on trypanotolerant genetic resources will be assessed and recommendations for their sustainable management and conservation will be provided to Governments, breeders and stakeholders. The endogenous West African research capabilities to face these tasks will be enhanced.

Résultats attendus
Improve the genetic integrity of West African trypanotolerant cattle populations in Benin, Burkina Faso and Mali ; Strengthen the capacity of target groups (researchers, breeder’s organizations and decision makers) to purebred and manage cattle populations in the Sahel region of Benin, Burkina Faso and Mali ; Obtain a “map” for the presence of trypanosome species in West African cattle via the detection, identification and quantification of trypanosomes in the individuals assessed morphologically. ; Design of recommendations for efficient strategies for sustainable management and conservation of trypanotolerant cattle breeds.

Coordination : INERA Burkina Faso

Partenaires : Benin Institut National des Recherches Agricoles du Benin Mali Institut Polytechnique Rural

Financement
Source : MDTF CORAF
Montant : 449 828 ($)

CORAF

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