African Chicken Genetic Gains is an Africa-wide collaboration led by the International Livestock Research Institute. Partners from Ethiopia, the Netherlands, Nigeria and Tanzania will test and make available high-producing, farmer-preferred genotypes that increase smallholder chicken productivity in Africa.
In Ethiopia, in recent months, project staff have been particularly busy with three activities: a) innovation platform (IP) work, b) enumerators’ training and c) procurement of the chicks, hatching and brooding.
The third African Chicken Genetic Gains program management team (PMT) meeting took place on 28-29 November 2016 in Abuja, Nigeria. It reviewed progress in each of the three program countries and the program’s various themes focusing on a few cross-cutting areas including collaboration, communication and gender.
In this interview with the team of African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG), artist and researcher Koen Vanmechelen comes back to his dream, the limits and next steps of chicken breeding and the cooperation with ACGG.
Tadelle Dessie, program leader of the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) program was interviewed on 12 October 2016 by BBC Africa reporter Akwasi Sarpong about the challenges and opportunities of African poultry production.
Koen Vanmechelen explained his view of the importance to diversity in a talk on the Addis Ababa campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) on 28 October 2016.
The annual Tanzania Poultry Show brings together stakeholders in the country’s poultry industry including poultry associations, feed manufacturers, breeders, and manufacturers of farm inputs, among others. The event also attracts professionals from both the public and private sector.
Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are at the foundation of ACGG’s strategy to catalyze a sustainable platform for the identification, multiplication, and delivery of more productive, farmer-preferred chicken strains. But what are the expected benefits of such PPPs?