The US Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Adapting Livestock Systems to Climate Change to Colorado State University in 2010. The CSU Livestock Innovation Lab supports integrated research that helps small-scale livestock holders adapt to environmental and health impacts of climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

In 2013, USAID mandated a name changefor all CRSPs. Read more about our name change here.

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May’s Innovator of the Month Pauline Gitonga



Describe a time when you overcame a great challenge (work or personal):

My greatest challenge is related to my career, 3 years ago my employment contract was terminated. This was as a result of a decision I made to pursue a PhD in what my employer felt was as not a relevant field for a clinical based veterinarian like myself.


Pauline early in her career. Photo credit: Pauline Gitonga.

The decision strained my relationship especially amongst my peers who felt that I had lost my way and thrown away a promising career that I had taken 10 years to build.

With support from family and friends, I was able to gather the mental strength and courage to pursue my studies and I can now confidently state that the choice to step out of my comfort zone and challenge my ideologies and trainings has allowed me to renew my intellectual curiosity and passion for research.

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