Building the business case for smallholder poultry development (part 2): Imagining ‘ACGG+’
ACGG / Animal Breeding / Capacity Strengthening / Chickens / Genetics / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / LIVESTOCKCRP / Poultry / Research / Southern Africa / Tanzania

Building the business case for smallholder poultry development (part 2): Imagining ‘ACGG+’

Part two of capturing the ‘business case’ for smallholder poultry development at large, building upon key lessons from ACGG so far, and looking into options for an ‘ACGG+’ potential follow-up program. Continue reading

Building the business case for smallholder poultry development (part 1): Taking stock of ACGG ‘1’
ACGG / Animal Breeding / Chickens / Genetics / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / LIVESTOCKCRP / Poultry / Research / Southern Africa / Tanzania

Building the business case for smallholder poultry development (part 1): Taking stock of ACGG ‘1’

In the course of 2018, the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project team held an important meeting in Arusha, Tanzania (23-24 May) in order to capture the ‘business case’ for smallholder poultry development at large, building upon key lessons from ACGG so far, and looking into options for an ‘ACGG+’ potential follow-up program. Continue reading

Educational tours to ILRI poultry research facility inspire young students in Ethiopia
ACGG / Animal Breeding / East Africa / Ethiopia / Genetics / LIVESTOCKCRP / Poultry / Research

Educational tours to ILRI poultry research facility inspire young students in Ethiopia

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)-led African Chicken Genetics Gains (ACGG) project is now hosting educational tours for students at the poultry research centre at the ILRI campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The guided visits to the poultry facility referred to as Incubated Worlds are targeted at students of grade 6 to 8 in public and private schools in Addis Ababa. Continue reading

ACGG / Animal Breeding / Chickens / East Africa / Ethiopia / Genetics / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Poultry / Research

ATONU-ACGG: Bridging the gap between agriculture and nutrition in Ethiopia (video)

Since 2017 the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project and the Agriculture to Nutrition (ATONU) projects have implemented joint interventions in Ethiopia to improve nutrition among smallholder farm households. The recent story of Zenebech Abdus already pointed to some of the benefits of the joint intervention of ATONU and ACGG for its participants on a number … Continue reading

Mapping of poultry hotspots in Tanzania
ACGG / Animal Breeding / Chickens / CRPs / East Africa / Genetics / ILRI / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Poultry / Research / Southern Africa / Tanzania

Mapping of poultry hotspots in Tanzania

To support the strategic planning of the next phase of Africa Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) program, A team from the Spatial Data and Analytics Theme of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) analyzed geospatial data layers in Tanzania to identify its poultry business hotspots. These ‘hotspots’ are where the market opportunities and production potentials … Continue reading

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