Working closely with the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project—led by the International Livestock Research Institute—and the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, ATONU will improve the nutrition of women of childbearing age and young children in Ethiopia and Tanzania.
Juliana Vincent from Tanzania discusses how keeping chickens and support from the ACGG project has made her independent.
This is the story of Rhoda Mwile, a smallholder farmer from Mbeya Tanzania who is a beneficiary of the ACGG project and is aiming to make Tsh 1,000,000 profit from her chicken business.
Victoria Maghembe, a 34-year-old farmer at Kijima village in Mwanza, Lake Zone in Tanzania, shares how the ACGG project has changed her and her family’s life.
Sanula Alfred lives in Mtunungu Village in Masasi District of Tanzania. She has used income from chicken sales to install piped water to her house freeing her from the daily chore of fetching water.
A team from the Netherlands Royal Institute for the Tropics (KIT) visited Tanzania in February 2017 and prepared a tailored ‘gender strategy’ together with the ACGG Tanzania team.
The African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) program in Tanzania conducted a gender capacity assessment in the country in January 2017. The following post is adapted from the executive summary of the study’s report.
The recent gender strategy validation workshop (21-22 September) sets gender work in motion through the promise of updating data collection protocols and paying close attention to gender issues at the community and national innovation platform meetings.
Pius Mwambene works for the Tanzania Livestock Research Institute (TALIRI) in Uyole and is subnational coordinator responsible for execution ACGG research activities in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. In this post, which is part of a series of portraits of key people in ACGG, he talks about his work.
The ‘in focus’ campaign ‘Where chickens and women rule’ will resume in September and October with some video, postcards, tweets and web stories. Watch this space: https://africacgg.net/in-focus/