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.
The African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) program has created a series of postcards relating to the challenges of gender in poultry development. The postcard series is named after the campaign ‘Where chickens and women rule’ and relates to various publications on gender that the program has released.
Charles Mpemba, subnational coordinator (SNC) for the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) Project in Southern Zone, Tanzania discusses his observations and role in the project.
A new ACGG advanced training course on ‘statistical analysis of ACGG data’ will take place on 12-16 June 2017 on the ILRI Addis Ababa campus in Ethiopia. 15 ACGG participants and 10 international students can participate to this course.
The past (second) year has been an exciting year for the African Chicken Genetic Gains program, with added emphasis on gender, the partnership with the ATONU program on nutrition and expanding innovation platforms to community-level platforms.
A new ‘gender’ campaign—Where chickens and women rule—aims at raising the awareness of the public and of ACGG’s audiences about the stakes of gender in poultry development. It will be running from April to June and September to October.
As part of a fact finding and data collection mission for the Going Places project, a four member archeology team visited Ethiopia in February 2017. The following post describes the objectives of their visit and expected findings.
Melanie Rekha Ramasawmy is a researcher at the University of Roehampton, London. She is working on the Going Places Project, which is looking at women and chicken husbandry in Ethiopia. The following is a summary of an interview she gave about her work in the project.