ACGG / Chickens / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-CRP / Nigeria / Poultry / Research / West Africa

Fourth national innovation platform meeting in Nigeria lays ground for a functional forum

The fourth meeting of the national innovation platform of ACGG in Nigeria was held in February 2017 in Port Harcourt. The meeting highlighted the need for a more permanent forum for smallholders working on poultry development and the potential use of a mobile phone application for feed formulation. Continue reading

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