Tadelle Dessie, senior scientist and program leader for the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has been appointed adjunct professor at Bahir Dar University in Amhara State, 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.
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 …
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.
The African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project conducted a baseline survey in 2015-2016 across ACGG countries (Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania). This post introduces the Ethiopia baseline report.
The sixth Ethiopia national innovation platform (IP) meeting took place in Bishoftu (Debre Zeit) 15–16 May 2018. The meeting discussed the sustainability of the platform and of the program.
Drawing on recommendations from the newly devised gender strategy, the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project is set to study how empowerment or disempowerment and gender dynamics influence smallholder chicken production in Ethiopia.