The EU-funded LIDISKI project (www.lidiski.org) is organizing a webinar this Thursday, June 2nd, at 1 pm WAT to share current knowledge about the epidemiology and socioeconomics of PPR in Nigeria.
Emeritus Professor Israel Folorunso Adu passed away on June 7, 2020. A commendation service was held on August 19.
Professor Adu was a Registered Animal Scientist and a well-known consultant on livestock production, particularly sheep and goats. He was the National Coordinator, Nationally Coordinated Small Ruminant Research in Nigeria from 1979 to 1987. He was a member of the Small Ruminant Research Network of International Livestock Center for Africa from 1990 and served as Chairman of the network from 1994 to 1998. He also served on the World Council for Animal Production from 1998 to 2000.
We wish to express our condolences to his family.
Rural farm families’ probable acceptability of small ruminant’s milk for consumption in Ogun State, Nigeria
The nutritional intake of the rural households, which is largely characterised by carbohydrates at the expense of protein intake, has the potentials of being improved through the consumption of sheep and goats’ milk. With the widespread of small ruminant keeping by rural households in most developing countries, the study embarked on investigation of possible acceptability of sheep and goats’ milk for consumption by farm families in selected rural communities of Ogun State.
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