ACGG / Animal Breeding / Chickens / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Poultry / Research

Public-private partnerships – what are the benefits to ACGG?

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? Continue reading

ACGG / Capacity Strengthening / Chickens / Countries / Ethiopia

Increasing incomes and improving nutrition in ACGG program: Conversation with Simbarashe Sibanda

Simbarashe Sibanda, managing director of the Agriculture to Nutrition (ATONU) initiative and ATONU project leader for the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) program, was one of the members of the ATONU team which visited poultry production sites in Axum and Debre Zeit, Ethiopia in December 2015. We spoke to Sibanda about ATONU’s contribution to ACGG going forward. Continue reading

ACGG / Chickens / Ethiopia / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Poultry

How African Chicken Genetic Gains program aligns with Ethiopia’s livestock master plan

The Ethiopia Livestock Master Plan (LMP) was published in August 2015 with the objective of clearly outlining the path to development for the livestock sector in country. The main investment interventions outlined were better genetics, feed and health services, which, together will improve productivity and total production in the key livestock value chains including poultry. In this post we hope to give a brief outline of how the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) is contributing to the LMP’s objectives. Continue reading