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RISING voices: Augustine Ayantunde, senior animal scientist in West Africa (ILRI)

Africa RISING

In this interview, Augustine Ayantune, senior animal scientist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) working in the Africa RISING West Africa project, introduces himself and his work with Africa RISING. It is one of a series of portraits of key people in the program.

Augustine Ayantune, senior animal scientist at the International Livestock Research Institute (photo credit: ILRI)Augustine Ayantunde, senior animal scientist at the International Livestock Research Institute (photo credit: ILRI)

Tell us about your background

I am a senior animal scientist at ILRI with more than 20 years experience. I am presently based at the ILRI office in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. I obtained my PhD degree in ruminant nutrition and rangeland management from the University of Wageningen, The Netherlands in 1998. However, my research focus extends beyond livestock feeds and feeding systems into natural resource management and analysis of the evolution of agro-pastoral systems in West Africa’s Sahel.

What do you do in your current position?

I evaluate livestock feed resources in West Africa, including…

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