ACGG / Capacity Strengthening / East Africa / Ethiopia / LIVESTOCKCRP / Poultry

Bridging the gap between agriculture and nutrition in Ethiopia: Zenebech Abdu’s story

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)-led African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project partners with the Agriculture to Nutrition (ATONU) project to implement nutrition-sensitive interventions to improve nutrition in smallholder farming families in Ethiopia and Tanzania. Zenebech Abdu’s family is among the targeted families in Ethiopia. Continue reading

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