Small Ruminant CRSP
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Small Ruminant CRSP, University of California- Davis
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One of the most vital aspects ofthe SR-CRSP isthe training of United States citizens and of citizens of countries in which the program operates. From 1978 to 1994, more than 400 men and women participated in SR-CRSP-supported formal degree programs, workshops, seminars, and professional meetings. During these years, approximately 58% of those in degree programs were from the United States; approximately 42% were from the developing world. Approximately 71% ofdegree program participants were male; 29% were female. Under SR-CRSP and institutional sponsorship, the Ph.D. degree was awarded to approximately 28% of students enrolled in institutions ofhigher learning, while approximately 64% received the M.S. or equivalent degree. Asmaller percentage completed studies for B.V.M./D.V.M. degrees and B.S./B.A. degrees. Among the major disciplines represented by the degrees were breeding and genetics (19%), range management (20%), nutrition (16%), and economics (13%). Smaller percentages of students completed course work and research in animal health, sociology, reproduction, and production systems.
The worldwide impacts of these training programs are reflected in the positions which degree awardees have assumed and the honors which they have received. Egerton University (Kenya), Brigham Young University, the University of Zimbabwe, the University of California-Davis, Hassan II Institute (Morocco), Washington State University, and Michigan State University, among others, have hired SR-CRSP trained men and women on their faculties. Former SR-CRSP trainees include an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow; research scientists in U.S. and developing country institutions; cooperative extension agents; range managers; pharmaceutical company directors; and private consultants. As this worldwide network of SR-CRSP-supported scientists has developed, the influence and importance of small ruminant research has gained increasing recognition and has contributed significantly to the democratization and well-being of society.