ACGG / Chickens / Genetics / ILRI / LiveGene / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nigeria / Poultry

Third ACGG management team meeting: Reviewing progress and setting 2017 priorities

The third African Chicken Genetic Gains program management team (PMT) meeting took place on 28-29 November 2016 in Abuja, Nigeria. It reviewed progress in each of the three program countries and the program’s various themes focusing on a few cross-cutting areas including collaboration, communication and gender. Continue reading

ACGG / Animal Breeding / Chickens / East Africa / Ethiopia / Genetics / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nigeria / Poultry / Research / Southern Africa / Tanzania / West Africa

Tadelle Dessie on BBC Africa: why breed more productive chickens?

Tadelle Dessie, program leader of the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) program was interviewed on 12 October 2016 by BBC Africa reporter Akwasi Sarpong about the challenges and opportunities of African poultry production. Continue reading

ACGG / Animal Breeding / Chickens / Genetics / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / Innovation Systems / LiveGene / Livestock / Nigeria / Poultry / Research / Staff / West Africa

Voices on chicken genetics: Building capacity to help Nigeria’s farmers gain from chicken

Oladeji Bamidele, national project coordinator in Nigeria, introduces himself and his work with the program. It is one of a series of portraits of key people in African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG). Continue reading

ACGG / Animal Breeding / Chickens / East Africa / Ethiopia / Genetics / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nigeria / Poultry / Research / Southern Africa / Tanzania / West Africa

ILRI-led African Chicken Genetic Gains project is improving indigenous birds for better smallholder livelihoods

The ACGG project is concerned with the development of indigenous chickens and this post explains the position of the project on this matter, following a conversation that started with a BBC article mentioning the Bill & Melinda Gates’ involvement in poultry production. Continue reading