ACGG / Chickens / Ethiopia / gender / ILRI / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-CRP / Nigeria / Poultry / Research / Tanzania

Annual report shows chicken project improving gender awareness, community participation and nutrition

The past (second) year has been an exciting year for the African Chicken Genetic Gains program, with added emphasis on gender, the partnership with the ATONU program on nutrition and expanding innovation platforms to community-level platforms. Continue reading

ACGG / Chickens / CRPs / East Africa / Ethiopia / gender / Genetics / ILRI / In focus / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-CRP / Nigeria / Poultry / Research / Southern Africa / Tanzania / West Africa

Where chickens and women rule: ACGG rolls out gender awareness campaign

A new ‘gender’ campaign—Where chickens and women rule—aims at raising the awareness of the public and of ACGG’s audiences about the stakes of gender in poultry development. It will be running from April to June and September to October. Continue reading

ACGG / Animal Breeding / Capacity Strengthening / Chickens / East Africa / Ethiopia / Genetics / ILRI / LiveGene / LIVESTOCK-CRP / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Poultry / Research

Update on ACGG activities in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, in recent months, project staff have been particularly busy with three activities: a) innovation platform (IP) work, b) enumerators’ training and c) procurement of the chicks, hatching and brooding. 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 / Genetics / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Poultry / Research

Voices on chicken genetics: of duality and innovation through constant addition

In this interview with the team of African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG), artist and researcher Koen Vanmechelen comes back to his dream, the limits and next steps of chicken breeding and the cooperation with 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

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