The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), in collaboration with the University of Nairobi and the University of Reading, launched this project aimed at capacity building of university faculty and other National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) scientists teaching or supervising BSc, MSc and PhD students in biometrics applied to agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. Students and staff from the University of Nairobi, the University of Swaziland, the University of Kwazulu-Natal and the Islamic University of Uganda have also been involved in case study development and this has enabled their own capacity development.

Rockefeller Foundation has been one of the prominent contributors of core funding to ILRI, and they together with Ford Foundation have been instrumental in enabling ILRI to implement this capacity building project. Rockefeller Foundation funded the development of the first release of the Biometrics and Research Methods Teaching Resource launched in 2006. Ford Foundation, Southern Africa provided funding to the University of Cape Town to enable ILRI to produce this second release of the Teaching Resource and to conduct further capacity building of national scientists. The contributions by both funding organisations are highly acknowledged by ILRI and its partners. The links below provide further information about the two Foundations.

Main financial support

Additional financial support