Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health

Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health

The Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health supports programs that are focused on improving livestock-based livelihoods in the tropics. A primary goal is to develop genetic and genomic technologies that will help farmers to identify the best animals within a herd from which to breed.

The Centre was established in 2014 and is based around a strategic alliance of The Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland’s Rural College and the Africa-headquartered International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Much of the Centre’s activity will be conducted in Africa and at Easter Bush campus in Scotland.

In 2015 the Centre was boosted by US $16M of funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which will be matched equally by the founding partners, that will help support its initiatives over the next five years.

The Centre currently operates five Programs of work, spanning Dairy Genomics, Poultry Genomics, Reproductive Technologies, Health Genetics, and Informatics & Bioresources.

More information can be found at: http://www.ctlgh.org/