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Voices on chicken genetics: Transforming smallholder chicken production into small business enterprises

Ajayi Folasade is subnational coordinator for the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project in Zone 2 of Rivers State in Nigeria. She introduces herself and her work in this post, which is one of a series of portraits of key people in the project. Continue reading

ACGG / Chickens / East Africa / Ethiopia / gender / Genetics / ILRI / In focus / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Poultry / Research

Going Places: Introducing ACGG videos on ‘where chickens and women rule’

We asked women to describe their challenges, opportunities and experiences of keeping poultry. In these videos, women involved in the ACGG project around Addis Ababa in Ethiopia share their experiences. 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

ACGG / Chickens / East Africa / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Poultry / Research / Southern Africa

An egg is your best friend: Reflections from Tanzania Poultry Show 2016

The annual Tanzania Poultry Show brings together stakeholders in the country’s poultry industry including poultry associations, feed manufacturers, breeders, and manufacturers of farm inputs, among others. The event also attracts professionals from both the public and private sector. Continue reading

ACGG / Animal Breeding / Chickens / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Poultry / Research

Public-private partnerships – what are the benefits to ACGG?

Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are at the foundation of ACGG’s strategy to catalyze a sustainable platform for the identification, multiplication, and delivery of more productive, farmer-preferred chicken strains. But what are the expected benefits of such PPPs? Continue reading