Building the business case for smallholder poultry development (part 2): Imagining ‘ACGG+’
ACGG / Animal Breeding / Capacity Strengthening / Chickens / Genetics / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / LIVESTOCKCRP / Poultry / Research / Southern Africa / Tanzania

Building the business case for smallholder poultry development (part 2): Imagining ‘ACGG+’

Part two of capturing the ‘business case’ for smallholder poultry development at large, building upon key lessons from ACGG so far, and looking into options for an ‘ACGG+’ potential follow-up program. Continue reading

Building the business case for smallholder poultry development (part 1): Taking stock of ACGG ‘1’
ACGG / Animal Breeding / Chickens / Genetics / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / LIVESTOCKCRP / Poultry / Research / Southern Africa / Tanzania

Building the business case for smallholder poultry development (part 1): Taking stock of ACGG ‘1’

In the course of 2018, the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project team held an important meeting in Arusha, Tanzania (23-24 May) in order to capture the ‘business case’ for smallholder poultry development at large, building upon key lessons from ACGG so far, and looking into options for an ‘ACGG+’ potential follow-up program. Continue reading

ACGG / Animal Breeding / Chickens / East Africa / Ethiopia / Genetics / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Poultry / Research

ATONU-ACGG: Bridging the gap between agriculture and nutrition in Ethiopia (video)

Since 2017 the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project and the Agriculture to Nutrition (ATONU) projects have implemented joint interventions in Ethiopia to improve nutrition among smallholder farm households. The recent story of Zenebech Abdus already pointed to some of the benefits of the joint intervention of ATONU and ACGG for its participants on a number … Continue reading

ACGG / Animal Breeding / Chickens / East Africa / Ethiopia / Genetics / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Poultry / Research

Under the media lens: Scientists launch Ethiopian farm to breed healthy, bug-resistant chickens

In this video, interviewees share their vision of the ‘Incubated Worlds’ chicken facility launched recently on the Addis Ababa campus of the International Livestock Research, of diversity and of chicken farming in Ethiopia. Continue reading

ACGG / Animal Breeding / Chickens / Genetics / Indigenous Breeds / LIVESTOCKCRP / Nigeria / Poultry / Research / West Africa

ACGG exhibits its work at Nigerian Society for Animal Production conference

The African Chicken Genetic Gains Project in Nigeria (ACGG Nigeria) engaged livestock stakeholders, farmers and researchers in Imo State during a conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP) held 19-21 March 2018 in Owerri. Continue reading

ACGG / Chickens / Genetics / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / LIVESTOCKCRP / Nigeria / Poultry / Research / Staff / West Africa

Voices on chicken genetics: Setting up systems to promote poultry businesses

Abdulmojeed Yakubu, subnational coordinator in Zone 4 in Nasarawa State, Nigeria, introduces himself and his work with the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project in one of a series of portraits of key people in the project. Continue reading