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 / Chickens / East Africa / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Poultry / Research / Southern Africa

An egg is your best friend: Reflections from Tanzania Poultry Show 2016

The annual Tanzania Poultry Show brings together stakeholders in the country’s poultry industry including poultry associations, feed manufacturers, breeders, and manufacturers of farm inputs, among others. The event also attracts professionals from both the public and private sector. 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

ILRI-led African Chicken Genetic Gains project is improving indigenous birds for better smallholder livelihoods

The ACGG project is concerned with the development of indigenous chickens and this post explains the position of the project on this matter, following a conversation that started with a BBC article mentioning the Bill & Melinda Gates’ involvement in poultry production. Continue reading

ACGG / Animal Breeding / Chickens / East Africa / Genetics / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / Livestock / Poultry / Research / Southern Africa / Staff / Tanzania

Voices on chicken genetics: Working together to address challenges in Tanzania’s poultry sector

Said Mbaga, co-principal investigator in the ACGG Tanzania country team, introduces himself and his work with the program. It is one of a series of portraits of key people in Africa Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG). Continue reading

ACGG / Capacity Strengthening / Chickens / East Africa / Genetics / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / Innovation Systems / LiveGene / Livestock / Poultry / Research / Southern Africa / Staff / West Africa

Voices on chicken genetics: Towards a transformative and farmer-driven process

Ed Rege, team leader on innovation platforms and director of PICO-Eastern Africa, introduces himself and his work with the program. It is one of a series of portraits of key people in Africa Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG). Continue reading

ACGG / Animal Breeding / Capacity Strengthening / Chickens / East Africa / Ethiopia / Genetics / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nigeria / Poultry / Research / Southern Africa / Tanzania / West Africa

Project management team meeting puts women, youth and innovation platforms front and centre in 2016

The African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) program management team (PMT) meeting took place in Arusha, Tanzania, recently (27-28 January 2016). Key partners came to discuss program achievements and objectives for the coming year. 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

Advanced course on breeding by Africa chicken genetics project in Sept 2015

An advanced course on ‘Design and implementation of breeding programs for smallholder poultry farmers’ by the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 27 September to 2 October 2015, at the ILRI campus. Continue reading