ACGG / Chickens / East Africa / Ethiopia / gender / Genetics / ILRI / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Poultry / Staff

Voices on chicken genetics: A positive view of poultry’s role in improving household nutrition

Mesfin Lakew is subnational coordinator for the Africa Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project in the Amhara region in Ethiopia. In this interview he discusses his role and vision for the project. This post is one of a series of portraits of key people in ACGG. Continue reading

Chickens / Genetics / ILRI / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Poultry / Research

African Chicken Genetic Gains program develops inception strategy for gender integration

The African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) Program and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) have commissioned the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) to develop a gender strategy to provide strategic and practical direction to ACGG ’s gender integration. 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 / Chickens / gender / Genetics / ILRI / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Nigeria / Poultry / Staff / West Africa

Voices on chicken genetics: Towards higher productivity and greater socio-economic benefits from poultry

Alabi Olayinka, subnational coordinator for Zone 1 in Kwara State of Nigeria, introduces herself and her work in this post, which is one of a series of portraits of key people in the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) program. Continue reading

ACGG / Animal Breeding / Chickens / Ethiopia / gender / Genetics / ILRI / In focus / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Nigeria / Poultry / Research / Tanzania

Validation workshop sets out priorities for gender work in ACGG

The recent gender strategy validation workshop (21-22 September) sets gender work in motion through the promise of updating data collection protocols and paying close attention to gender issues at the community and national innovation platform meetings. Continue reading

ACGG / Chickens / Ethiopia / gender / Genetics / ILRI / In focus / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Nigeria / Poultry / Research / Southern Africa / Tanzania / West Africa

ACGG gender awareness campaign resumes in September and October

The ‘in focus’ campaign ‘Where chickens and women rule’ will resume in September and October with some video, postcards, tweets and web stories. Watch this space: https://africacgg.net/in-focus/ Continue reading

ACGG / Chickens / Ethiopia / gender / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Nigeria / Poultry / Research / Staff / Tanzania

Voices on chicken genetics: Co-creating gender strategies that empower farmers

Julie Newton and Katrine Danielsen, gender in agriculture specialists working at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands reflect on the ACGG gender strategy and empowering women farmers in ACGG and beyond. Continue reading