The University of Georgia (UGA, USA) has received more than 440 000 US$ as part of a collaborative research, outreach and education programme aimed at encouraging sustainable poultry production in Mali. This project is part of the Livestock-Climate Change Collaborative Research Support Programme at Colorado State University (CSU) and funded by USAID bilateral mission in Mali under a 5,25 million US$ Poultry and Pastoralism Associate Award. This three-year programme will be led by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ department of poultry science and agricultural and applied economics, and the College of Veterinary Medicine pathology department. The programme will be implemented in cooperation with the Mali Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, the USAID Mission in Mali, the Malian Extension Service and faculty at CSU.(Source: LCC CRSP, 7 December 2010.)
Interview with S. Adejoro, Zartech, March 2011Climate change was also the main theme of the 2011 African International Poultry Summit (AIPS), which was held in Abeokuta, Nigeria. The Summit, which attracted over 1,000 participants from the African poultry sector and from other continents’ poultry industries with interests in the African market, discussed amongst other topics the implications of changing climatic conditions on poultry production in Africa. AIPS began with a presentation given by Dr. Stephen Adejoro, a veterinarian, who is Head of Research and Marketing at Zartech Limited, one of Nigeria’s largest broiler and day old chick producers. In partnership with two other producers - Obasanjo Farms Nigeria Ltd. and Ajanla Farms Ltd. – Zartech accounts for about 30% of all processed poultry made in Nigeria. Adejoro presented the climate change issue and its challenges and spoke about different management and nutritional strategies to take into account at African poultry production level. In addition, he discussed the promise of nanotechnology and how he sees its development in Africa.