Tadelle Dessie

Senior Scientist, Animal Genetics/Breeding, ILRI

Senior Scientist, Animal Genetics/Breeding, ILRI

Tadelle Dessie

Biography

Tadelle Dessie is animal geneticist/breeder with more than 20 years’ experience in the areas of animal breeding and genetics field with a long track record of research on poultry. As a Project leader/PI of ACGG will manage the project. He joined ILRI in 2004 and he is currently scientist and the member of Global Livestock Genetics (LiveGene) program at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). His publication and project management record demonstrates his ability to undertake, plan and manage multidisciplinary research in poultry genetics and breeding research and development. He will be responsible for coordinating the design and implementation of project activities in collaboration with and among partners and for project reporting. In consultation with partners, the PM will be responsible for researching and providing alternative approaches. He will also be responsible for leading the sourcing of tropically adapted chicken lines and developing material transfer agreements between owners of the chicken lines and ILRI. All the project team members report to him.

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There is hardly a document on African climate change issues that does not portray livestock husbandry in a negative light - responsible for emitting substantial quantities of greenhouse gases. While it is true that some livestock play a role in generating greenhouse gases, this is not the case across the entire sector. Chickens are among the few domestic animals that have a low environmental impact and carbon footprint, and research is moving forward to develop climate-smart poultry production for African smallholders.

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