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 / Chickens / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-CRP / Nigeria / Poultry / Research / West Africa

Fourth national innovation platform meeting in Nigeria lays ground for a functional forum

The fourth meeting of the national innovation platform of ACGG in Nigeria was held in February 2017 in Port Harcourt. The meeting highlighted the need for a more permanent forum for smallholders working on poultry development and the potential use of a mobile phone application for feed formulation. 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 / 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