ACGG / Capacity Strengthening / Chickens / gender / Genetics / ILRI / In focus / LiveGene / LIVESTOCKCRP / Nigeria / Poultry / Staff / West Africa

Voices on chicken genetics: Women empowerment is people’s empowerment for sustainable development

Olanike Deji, gender focal person in Nigeria for the Africa Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project, introduces herself and her work in one of a series of portraits of key people in the project. Continue reading

ACGG / Capacity Strengthening / Chickens / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Innovation Systems / LiveGene / LIVESTOCKCRP

Teaching aid helps Ethiopian farmers allocate more money for nutritious animal-source foods

An innovative teaching aid developed by a field assistant working with the Agriculture to Nutrition (ATONU) project in Ethiopia is making the concept of budgeting for better nutrition easier to grasp for farmers. Continue reading

ACGG / Capacity Strengthening / gender / Genetics / ILRI / In focus / LiveGene / LIVESTOCK-FISH / LIVESTOCKCRP / Poultry / Research / Southern Africa / Tanzania

Entry points for improving gender practice in Tanzania poultry project

A team from the Netherlands Royal Institute for the Tropics (KIT) visited Tanzania in February 2017 and prepared a tailored ‘gender strategy’ together with the ACGG Tanzania team. Continue reading

ACGG / Capacity Strengthening / East Africa / Ethiopia / gender / ILRI / In focus / LIVESTOCKCRP / Poultry / Research

Using ethnography to understand gender dynamics in poultry farming

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. Continue reading

ACGG / Animal Breeding / Capacity Strengthening / Chickens / East Africa / Ethiopia / Genetics / ILRI / LiveGene / LIVESTOCK-FISH / LIVESTOCKCRP / Poultry / Research

Update on ACGG activities in Ethiopia

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. Continue reading