ACGG / Animal Breeding / Chickens / gender / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / LIVESTOCKCRP / Nigeria / Poultry / Research / Staff / West Africa

Voices on chicken genetics: Transforming smallholder chicken production into small business enterprises

Ajayi Folasade is subnational coordinator for the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project in Zone 2 of Rivers State in Nigeria. She introduces herself and her work in this post, which is 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 / Chickens / East Africa / Ethiopia / gender / Genetics / ILRI / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Poultry / Staff

Voices on chicken genetics: A positive view of poultry’s role in improving household nutrition

Mesfin Lakew is subnational coordinator for the Africa Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project in the Amhara region in Ethiopia. In this interview he discusses his role and vision for the project. This post is one of a series of portraits of key people in ACGG. Continue reading

ACGG / Chickens / East Africa / Ethiopia / gender / Genetics / ILRI / In focus / LiveGene / LIVESTOCKCRP / Poultry / Research

Assessment report of gender capacities of ACGG partners in Ethiopia

The African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project has carried out a gender capacity assessment of its partners in Ethiopia. The findings of this assessment will be used to formulate a capacity development response that will build partners’ capability to effectively and efficiently solve problems and carry out gender-responsive activities. Continue reading

Chickens / Genetics / ILRI / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Poultry / Research

African Chicken Genetic Gains program develops inception strategy for gender integration

The African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) Program and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) have commissioned the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) to develop a gender strategy to provide strategic and practical direction to ACGG ’s gender integration. Continue reading

ACGG / Chickens / East Africa / Ethiopia / gender / Genetics / ILRI / In focus / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Poultry / Research

Going Places: Introducing ACGG videos on ‘where chickens and women rule’

We asked women to describe their challenges, opportunities and experiences of keeping poultry. In these videos, women involved in the ACGG project around Addis Ababa in Ethiopia share their experiences. Continue reading