ACGG / East Africa / Ethiopia / Genetics / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-CRP / Research

Advanced training course on ‘statistical analysis of ACGG on-farm data’ 12–16 June 2017 in Addis Ababa

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. Continue reading

ACGG / Chickens / Ethiopia / gender / ILRI / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-CRP / Nigeria / Poultry / Research / Tanzania

Annual report shows chicken project improving gender awareness, community participation and nutrition

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. Continue reading

ACGG / Chickens / CRPs / East Africa / Ethiopia / gender / Genetics / ILRI / In focus / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-CRP / Nigeria / Poultry / Research / Southern Africa / Tanzania / West Africa

Where chickens and women rule: ACGG rolls out gender awareness campaign

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. Continue reading

ACGG / Capacity Strengthening / East Africa / Ethiopia / gender / ILRI / In focus / LIVESTOCK-CRP / Poultry / Research

Using ethnography to understand gender dynamics in poultry farming

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. Continue reading

ACGG / Chickens / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-CRP / Nigeria / Poultry / Research / West Africa

Fourth national innovation platform meeting in Nigeria lays ground for a functional forum

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. Continue reading

ACGG / Animal Breeding / Capacity Strengthening / Chickens / East Africa / Ethiopia / Genetics / ILRI / LiveGene / LIVESTOCK-CRP / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Poultry / Research

Update on ACGG activities in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, in recent months, project staff have been particularly busy with three activities: a) innovation platform (IP) work, b) enumerators’ training and c) procurement of the chicks, hatching and brooding. Continue reading