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.
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.
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/
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.
The African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) program has created a series of postcards relating to the challenges of gender in poultry development. The postcard series is named after the campaign ‘Where chickens and women rule’ and relates to various publications on gender that the program has released.
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.
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.
The following presentation was given by Jasmine Bruno at the Technologies, Platforms and Partnerships in Support of the African Agricultural Science Agenda workshop in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire on 4–5 April 2017.
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.
The ACGG Nigeria team capped off its 2016 activities by participating in the maiden edition of Ife City Trade Expo held 19–24 December, 2016 at EastWind Arena, Ile-Ife, Osun State.