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Hirwa Claire D'Andre

Country of origin: Rwanda Currently in: Rwanda, Kamonyi General field of specialization: Agricultural Sciences
Early Career Fellowship
Academic Background

Degrees

2011 Doctorate Agricultural Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Agricultural Sciences

My current research is focusing on animal genetic improvement and conservation by using modern technologies


Publications resulting from Research: 


1.Vincent Niyiragira , Kugonza Donald Rugira and Hirwa Claire D’Andre, 2018. Success drivers of pig artificial insemination based on imported fresh semen. International Journal of Livestock Production, Vol. 9(6), pp. 102-107. DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2018.0467. ISSN 2141-2448
2. Hirwa, C. D., Kugonza, D. R., Murekezi, T., Rwemarika, J. D., Kayitesi, A., Musemakweri, A., Shabayiro, J. P., Shumbusho, F., Manzi, M., & Safari, T. (2017). Management and phenotypic features of indigenous cattle in Rwanda. International Journal of Livestock Production, 8(7), 95-112.
3. D’Andre, H. C., Rugira, K. D., Elyse, A., Claire, I., Vincent, N., Celestin, M., Maximillian, M., Tiba, M., Pascal, N., Marie, N. A., Christine, K., & Daphrose, G. (2017). Influence of breed, season and age on quality bovine semen used for artificial insemination. International Journal of Livestock Production, Vol. 8(6), pp. 72-78, DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2017.0368 ISSN 2141-2448
4. Hirwa Claire D’Andre, Ebong Cyprian, Mutabazi Jules, Mupenzi Mutimura, Nyirishema Felix and Wallace Paul Amponsah2017. Livestock farming and Management: The case of meat production and processing in Rwanda. Asian Journal of Animal Sciences, 11:96-107. DOI: 10.3923/ajas.2017.96.107
5. Hirwa Claire D’Andre, Wallace Paul, Xu Shen, Xinzheng Jia, Rong Zhang, Liang Sun, Xiquan Zhang. Identification and characterization of genes that control fat deposition in chickens.J Anim Sci Biotechnol. 2013; 4(1): 43.
6. D’ André Hirwa C , Yan W , Wallace P , Nie Q , Luo C , Li H , Shen X , Sun L , Tang J , Li W , Zhu X , Yang G , Zhang X. Effects of the thyroid hormone responsive spot 14{alpha} gene on chicken growth and fat traits, Poultry sciences, 2010, 89(9):1981-91.

7. D’Andre Hirwa C.; Paul Wallace; Xu Shen; Qinghua Nie; Guanfu Yang ; Xiquan Zhang. Genes Related to Economically Important Traits in Beef Cattle. Asian J. Anim. Sciences, 2011, 5: 34-45.
8. D'Andre Hirwa, C., W. Paul, W. Yan, C. Luo, Q. Nie, G. Yang and X. Zhang. Allelic frequency in chicken thyroid hormone responsive spot 14 alfa gene (THRSPα). Asian J. Anim. Sciences, 2009, 3: 85-91
9. Claire D’Andre Hirwa, Guangfu Yang, Xiquan Zhang. The role of genetics and bioinformatics in Poultry breeding, Published in 14th conference in advance on animal genetics and breeding in China, 2007. P.187.
10. Kagabo Desire Mbarushimana, Musana Bernard Segatagara, Manzi Maximillian, Mutimura Mupenzi, HirwaClaire D’ Andre, Nyiransengimana Eugenie, Shumbusho Felicien, Bagirubwira Aphrodis, Ebong Cyprian .Towards climate smart dairy cattle in Rwanda: mapping feed resource potential under climate and land use scenarios , Climate smart Agriculture , Global science conference, March 2015. Le corum,Montpellier France.
11. Hirwa CD, Kugonza DR, Wallace P, Manzi M, Murekezi T, Nyabihwa P, Semahoro F, Rwemarika D, M, Nshimiyimana AM & Gahakwa D1 2013. Efficacy of progesterone releasing intra-vaginal device in pure Ankole and its crossbreds with three exotic cattle breeds.First biennial conference on agriculture research and extension. Rwanda Agriculture Board, 040. P.50.
12. Kugonza, D. R., Kayitesi, A., Semahoro, F., Ingabire, D., Hirwa, C. d. & Gahakwa, D. (2013) Factors Affecting Suitability of Surrogate Dams for Embryo Transfer in Cattle. Journal of Animal Science Advances, Online First: 02 May, 2013. doi:10.5455/jasa.20130430123202
13. D'Andre Hirwa, C., W. Paul, W. Yan, C. Luo, Q. Nie, G. Yang and X. Zhang. Allelic frequency in chicken thyroid hormone responsive spot 14 alfa gene (THRSPα). Asian J. Anim. Sciences, 2009, 3: 85-91
14. Claire D’Andre Hirwa, Guangfu Yang, Xiquan Zhang. The role of genetics and bioinformatics in Poultry breeding, Published in 14th conference in advance on animal genetics and breeding in China, 2007.p.187
15. Hirwa CD, Kugonza DR, Wallace P, Manzi M, Murekezi T, Nyabihwa P, Semahoro F, Rwemarika D, M, Nshimiyimana AM & Gahakwa D1 2013. Efficacy of progesterone releasing intra-vaginal device in pure Ankole and its crossbreds with three exotic cattle breeds.First biennial conference on agriculture research and extension. Rwanda Agriculture Board, 040;P.50.
16. Hirwa CD*, Kugonza DR, Amahoro E, Ingabire C, Niyiragira V, Myambi C, Manzi M, Murekezi T, Nyabinwa P, Nshimiyimana AM, Kanyandekwe C & Gahakwa D.2013. Influence of breed, season and age on bovine semen quality. First biennial conference on agriculture research and extension. Rwanda Agriculture Board, 113;P.133.
17. Manzi M*, Mutabazi J, Hirwa CD & Kugonza DR. 2013. Socioeconomic study of indigenous goat production in rural areas of Bugesera District in Rwanda. First biennial conference on agriculture research and extension. Rwanda Agriculture Board, 118;P.138.
18. Murekezi T, Ndayambaje B, Hirwa CD, Kugonza D, Serumaga P, Ryan C. 2013.Conception rates between synchronised and non-synchronised artificially inseminated cows in Huye district, Southern Rwanda. First biennial conference on agriculture research and extension. Rwanda Agriculture Board, 119;P.139.
19. Hirwa CD, Kugonza DR, Ingabire D, Murekezi T, Mutimura M, Semahoro F, Rwemarika D, Manzi M, Uwimana G & Gahakwa D.2013. Genetic and non-genetic factors affecting cattle growth performance in the Southern Province of Rwanda. First biennial conference on agriculture research and extension. Rwanda Agriculture Board, 120;P.140.
20. Kugonza DR, Hirwa CA, Mayigane LN, Rwemalika D, Safari S, Kayitesi A & Gahakwa D. 2013.Growth and survival rates of Kuroiler chicken breed and their crossbreds with local hens under restricted range conditions in Rwanda. First biennial conference on agriculture research and extension. Rwanda Agriculture Board, 121;P.141.
21. Manzi M, Mutabazi J, Hirwa CD & Kugonza DR. 2013. Performance of six goat genotypes reared under range grazing at Karama station, Rwanda. First biennial conference on agriculture research and extension. Rwanda Agriculture Board, 050;P.60



Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Research
I am currently senior researcher in Large stocks activities focusing on planning, coordinating, designing, implementing large stocks and small stock research activities and I also mentor the younger scientists. I currently have some works on indigenous cattle characterization in Rwanda. For poultry , we do have research on improving our local chicken breed

Workshop and Conference Attended

2015-2016 Korea Livestock farming and management -meat production
2014 Kenya Training on leadership, mentoring and management which include strategic thinking, result based management, communication for change and mentoring , ASARECA AND BecA-ILRI Hub
2013 Kenya Trained on Proposal Writing Workshop for Less Participating ASARECA NARS
2012 USA Multiple Ovulation Embryo Transfer and In vitro fertilization techniques
2013 RWANDA Trained on Monitoring and Evaluation. Training of trainers organized by ASARECA

Presentation given

2015
Presentation on Meat sector development
Korea
Event: KAPEX program
Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship awarded 2018