ACGG / Animal Breeding / Chickens / gender / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / LIVESTOCKCRP / Nigeria / Poultry / Research / Staff / West Africa

Voices on chicken genetics: Transforming smallholder chicken production into small business enterprises

Ajayi Folasade is subnational coordinator for the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project in Zone 2 of Rivers State in Nigeria. She introduces herself and her work in this post, which is one of a series of portraits of key people in the project. Continue reading

ACGG / Chickens / East Africa / Ethiopia / gender / Genetics / ILRI / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Poultry / Staff

Voices on chicken genetics: A positive view of poultry’s role in improving household nutrition

Mesfin Lakew is subnational coordinator for the Africa Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project in the Amhara region in Ethiopia. In this interview he discusses his role and vision for the project. This post is one of a series of portraits of key people in ACGG. Continue reading

ACGG / Chickens / gender / Genetics / ILRI / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Nigeria / Poultry / Staff / West Africa

Voices on chicken genetics: Towards higher productivity and greater socio-economic benefits from poultry

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. Continue reading

ACGG / Chickens / LIVESTOCKCRP / Poultry / Southern Africa / Staff / Tanzania

Voices on chicken genetics: Creating an enabling environment for farming improved chickens

Pius Mwambene works for the Tanzania Livestock Research Institute (TALIRI) in Uyole and is subnational coordinator responsible for execution ACGG research activities in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. In this post, which is part of a series of portraits of key people in ACGG, he talks about his work. Continue reading

ACGG / Chickens / Ethiopia / gender / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Nigeria / Poultry / Research / Staff / Tanzania

Voices on chicken genetics: Co-creating gender strategies that empower farmers

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. Continue reading

ACGG / Chickens / LIVESTOCKCRP / Nigeria / Poultry / Research / Staff / West Africa

Role of university-industry nexus in sustainable smallholder chicken development

The African Chicken Genetic Gains Nigeria (ACGG-NG) project staff participated in a three-day workshop jointly organized by the Association of African Universities (AAU) and the Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office (IPTTO) of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Continue reading