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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

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Voices on chicken genetics: Working together to address challenges in Tanzania’s poultry sector

Said Mbaga, co-principal investigator in the ACGG Tanzania country team, introduces himself and his work with the program. It is one of a series of portraits of key people in Africa Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG). Continue reading

More productive chickens, a business opportunity
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More productive chickens, a business opportunity

The latest brief by the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) program, More productive chickens—potentially a multi-million dollar business, outlines how the program is reaching out to the private sector and involving poor smallholder women farmers in Africa in the chicken value chain. Continue reading

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

Project management team meeting puts women, youth and innovation platforms front and centre in 2016

The African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) program management team (PMT) meeting took place in Arusha, Tanzania, recently (27-28 January 2016). Key partners came to discuss program achievements and objectives for the coming year. Continue reading

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March 2016 advanced course on fundamentals of data analysis and mixed linear models in animal breeding

In February/March 2016, ACGG offers a second training course on ‘Fundamentals of data analysis and mixed linear models in animal breeding’. Continue reading

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ACGG Program meetings set stage for collaboration and on-farm trials of improved chicken breeds in Africa

The African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project teams held a series of meetings in Nairobi, Kenya, on 4-11 December 2015, to plan for on-station and on-farm chicken breed trials and to discuss ways of partnering with similar projects in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania. Continue reading

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Voices on chicken genetics: Empowering women to benefit their families

Fadhili Guni works at the Tanzania Livestock Research Institute (TALIRI) as head of poultry unit. He introduces himself and his work in this one of a series of portraits of key people in the Africa Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) program. Continue reading