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From the International Trypanotolerance Centre to the
West Africa Livestock Innovation Centre:
A timely transformation
The Beginning
The beginning of the International Trypanotolerance Centre (ITC) can be traced back to the early 70s, when the Rockefeller Foundation provided some funding for researchers to work on the problem of trypanosomosis which was decimating livestock in many parts of Africa. The Gambia was chosen as the site of research in West Africa for a number of reasons. Firstly, because cattle were almost exclusively of the N'Dama breed in The Gambia; secondly, because although the phenomenon of trypanotolerance in N'Dama cattle had been observed Read More

A livestock-based international Agricultural Research Institute dedicated to serve the West-African Region