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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 / Animal Breeding / Chickens / Genetics / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / Innovation Systems / LiveGene / Livestock / Nigeria / Poultry / Research / Staff / West Africa

Voices on chicken genetics: Building capacity to help Nigeria’s farmers gain from chicken

Oladeji Bamidele, national project coordinator in Nigeria, introduces himself and his work with the program. It is one of a series of portraits of key people in African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG). 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

More productive chickens, a business opportunity
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More productive chickens, a business opportunity

The latest brief by the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) program, More productive chickens—potentially a multi-million dollar business, outlines how the program is reaching out to the private sector and involving poor smallholder women farmers in Africa in the chicken value chain. 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 / Chickens / Genetics / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nigeria / Poultry / Research / Staff / West Africa

Voices on chicken genetics: Getting stakeholders in Nigeria excited about chicken farming

Emmanuel Babafunso Sonaya, principal investigator for ACGG Nigeria (and professor at Obafemi Awolowo University), 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