Tesfahun Alemayehu, research associate and economist with the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) program in Ethiopia, gives an account of the recent on-farm training sessions that took place in the three countries (Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania) where ACGG operates.
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.
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).
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.
Rehema Mwatemba, a gender specialist working with the African Chicken Genetic Gains program in Tanzania, explains how the project’s interventions with promote gender equality and empower women.
What exactly is an innovation platform and how will it help the African Chicken Genetic Gains project reach its goals?
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.
In February/March 2016, ACGG offers a second training course on ‘Fundamentals of data analysis and mixed linear models in animal breeding’.
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.
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.