Next week (18–22 September 2017) three important African Chicken Genetic Gains(ACGG)-related meetings will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.management team meeting, the scientific and industry advisory committee meeting and a crucial gender strategy workshop set to roll out gender work once and for all in ACGG.
Embaye Brhane and his wife Atsede Tsegay, from Tigray, talk about the benefits that chicken rearing brings to their family.
The Going Places project, in collaboration with the ACGG Ethiopia team, organized an open ‘Doro family day’, a special event for children and their parents, at the ILRI campus in Addis Ababa on 10 June 2017.
A new ACGG advanced training course on ‘statistical analysis of ACGG data’ will take place on 12-16 June 2017 on the ILRI Addis Ababa campus in Ethiopia. 15 ACGG participants and 10 international students can participate to this course.
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.
As part of a fact finding and data collection mission for the Going Places project, a four member archeology team visited Ethiopia in February 2017. The following post describes the objectives of their visit and expected findings.
Melanie Rekha Ramasawmy is a researcher at the University of Roehampton, London. She is working on the Going Places Project, which is looking at women and chicken husbandry in Ethiopia. The following is a summary of an interview she gave about her work in the project.