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

Mapping of poultry hotspots in Tanzania
ACGG / Animal Breeding / Chickens / CRPs / East Africa / Genetics / ILRI / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Poultry / Research / Southern Africa / Tanzania

Mapping of poultry hotspots in Tanzania

To support the strategic planning of the next phase of Africa Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) program, A team from the Spatial Data and Analytics Theme of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) analyzed geospatial data layers in Tanzania to identify its poultry business hotspots. These ‘hotspots’ are where the market opportunities and production potentials … Continue reading

ACGG / East Africa / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Poultry / Research

ILRI to collaborate with Chinese Academy of Sciences in chicken genetics project

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Sino-Africa Joint Research Centre (SAJOREC) of the Chinese Academic Sciences (CAS) have started research collaboration in agriculture, biodiversity, geosciences, microbiology and resource management through the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project. The new initiative follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding between CAS and ILRI on 13 … 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 / Chickens / gender / Genetics / ILRI / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Nigeria / Poultry / Research / West Africa

ACGG Nigeria holds sixth innovation platform and second national poultry forum meetings

The sixth national innovation platform and the second Smallholder Poultry Forum (SPF) meetings of the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) Nigeria project were held  in Owerri, Imo State on 22–23 March 2018. Continue reading

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Voices on chicken genetics: Using poultry farmers forums to support entrepreneurship

Akinola Hassan, subnational coordinator in Zone 5 (Kebbi State) of Nigeria, introduces himself and his work in one of a series of portraits of key people in African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project. Continue reading