Aynalem Haile
Principal Scientist - Small Ruminant Breeder

Dr. Aynalem Haile has over 25 years of research and development experience in various national and international research and development organizations. He is currently a senior scientist, focusing on small ruminants within ICARDA’s office for sub-Saharan Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Dr. Haile has authored or co-authored more than 190 publications in peer-reviewed journals and edited proceedings. He holds a Ph.D. in animal genetics and breeding.

Aynalem Haile's Publications

Genome variation in tick infestation and cryptic divergence in Tunisian indigenous sheep
Three easy fixes for sire use can enhance genetic progress in  community-based breeding programmes
Estimation of co-variance components, genetic parameters and genetic trends of reproductive traits in community-based breeding program of Bonga sheep in Ethiopia
Welfare Impact of Community-Based Veterinary and Breeding Services on Small Ruminant Keepers
On-farm evaluation of growth and reproductive performances of Washera and Gumuz sheep in northwestern Ethiopia: Basics for setting up breeding objectives/ goals
Ethiopian indigenous goats offer insights into past and recent demographic dynamics and local adaptation in sub-Saharan African goats
Converting multi-trait breeding objectives into operative selection indexes to ensure genetic gains in low-input sheep and goat breeding programmes
Estimation of (co)variance components, genetic parameters, and genetic trends of growth traits in community-based breeding programs of Bonga sheep
Genome-wide insights on gastrointestinal nematode resistance in autochthonous Tunisian sheep
Phenotypic ranking experiments in identifying breeding objective traits of smallholder farmers in northwestern Ethiopia
Identification of smallholder farmers and pastoralists’ preferences for sheep breeding traits: choice model approach
Estimates of genetic parameters and trends for reproduction traits in Bonga sheep, Ethiopia
Field synchronization of Ethiopian Highland sheep for fixed time artificial insemination: improvement of conception rate with a double injection of prostaglandin at 11 days
Evaluation of increased feed supply and different fattening strategies for an Ethiopian sheep population by system dynamics modelling
Productivity of Abergelle, Central Highland and Woyto-Guji goat breeds in Ethiopia
Community-based sheep breeding programs generated substantial genetic gains and socioeconomic benefits
Individual variability among autochthonous sheep in Northern Tunisia to infection by abomasum nematodes and Babesia/Theileria parasites
Characterization of the production system and breeding practices of indigenous goat keepers in Hai district, Northern Tanzania implications for community-based breeding program
Coat color alterations over the years and their association with growth performances in the Menz sheep central nucleus and community-based breeding programs
Scaling up community-based goat breeding programmes via multi-stakeholder collaboration
Increased number of large non‐atretic follicles and co‐dominance effects account for high litter sizes in Bonga sheep
Genetic diversity, population structure and runs of homozygosity in Ethiopian short fat-tailed and Awassi sheep breeds using genome-wide 50k SNP markers
Production systems and breeding practices of Arab and Oromo goat keepers in northwestern Ethiopia: implications for community-based breeding programs
Genome‑wide scans identify known and novel regions associated with prolifcacy and reproduction traits in a sub‑Saharan African indigenous sheep (Ovis aries)
Community‐based breeding programmes are a viable solution for Ethiopian small ruminant genetic improvement but require public and private investments
Genetic and economic evaluation of alternative breeding scenarios for community based productivity improvements of three indigenous goat breeds in Ethiopia
Genetic progress and economic benefit of community-based breeding programs for sheep out- and upscaling options in Ethiopia
Risk Factors for Reproductive Disorders and Major Infectious Causes of Abortion in Sheep in the Highlands of Ethiopia
Indigenous knowledge, practices and preferences in control of gastrointestinal nematodes in Bonga and Horro sheep of Ethiopia
Livestock Genomics for Developing Countries – African Examples in Practice
Productivity benchmarks for community-based genetic improvement of Abergelle, Central Highland and Woyto-Guji indigenous goat breeds in Ethiopia
Identification of strategies to improve goat marketing in the lowlands of Ethiopia: a hedonic price analysis
Lungworm infection in small ruminants in Ethiopia: Systematic review and meta-analysis
Estimates of genetic parameters and genetic trends for growth, reproduction, milk production and milk composition traits of Awassi sheep
Investigations into nematode parasites of goats in pastoral and crop livestock systems of Ethiopia
Definition of smallholder Sheko cattle keepers’ breeding objectives through phenotypic ranking and choice experiments in Ethiopia
GnRH and prostaglandin-based synchronization protocols as alternatives to progestogen-based treatments in sheep
Characterization of production system and breeding practices of sheep producers in Doyogena district, Southern Ethiopia
Morphological characteristics and linear body measurements of Doyogena sheep in Doyogena district of SNNPR, Ethiopia
Recording birth weight has no significance in village based genetic improvement programs of small ruminants
Morphological and molecular genetic diversity of Syrian indigenous goat populations
Review of sheep crossbreeding based on exotic sires and among indigenous breeds in the tropics: An Ethiopian perspective
Characterization of Indigenous Goat Populations in Selected Areas of Ethiopia
Relative resistance of Menz and Washera sheep breeds to artificial infection with Haemonchus contortus in the highlands of Ethiopia
Community‐based livestock breeding programmes: essentials and examples
Phenotypic characteristics and trypanosome prevalence of Mursi cattle breed in the Bodi and Mursi districts of South Omo Zone, southwest Ethiopia
Breeding programmes for smallholder sheep farming systems: II. Optimization of cooperative village breeding schemes
Breeding programs for smallholder sheep farming systems: I. Evaluation of alternative designs of breeding schemes
Feasibility of pedigree recording and genetic selection in village sheep flocks of smallholder farmers
Effect of genetic improvement of body weight on herddynamics and profitability of Ethiopian meat sheep: Adynamic simulation model
Community based sheep breeding programs: Tapping into indigenous knowledge
Optimization of selection for growth in Menz Sheep while minimizing inbreeding depression in fitness traits
Discordances between morphological systematics and molecular taxonomy in the stem line of equids: A review of the case of taxonomy of genus Equus
Serial Translocation By Means Of Circular Intermediates Underlies Colour Sidedness In Cattle
Genetic And Phenotypic Parameter Estimates For Reproduction Traits In Indigenous Arsi-Bale Goats
Smallholder goat breeding and flock management practices in the central rift valley of Ethiopia
Community-based alternative breeding plans for indigenous sheep breeds in four agro-ecological zones of Ethiopia
Survivability of lambs under village management condition: The case around Jimma, Ethiopia
Effects of strategic helminthosis control on age at first lambing and lambing interval of communally grazed Menz ewes in Ethiopia
Epidemiology of nematode parasites of sheep around Jimma, southwestern Ethiopia