African Chicken Genetic Gains is an Africa-wide collaboration led by the International Livestock Research Institute. Partners from Ethiopia, the Netherlands, Nigeria and Tanzania will test and make available high-producing, farmer-preferred genotypes that increase smallholder chicken productivity in Africa.
This is the second and last part of Aneth’s story.
Aneth John is one of the farmers testing chicken strains with the African Chicken Genetic Gain Program (ACGG) in Tanzania. This is her story.
Shumye Belay is a Sub National Coordinator for the Africa Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) Project in Tigray. He shares his interests and observations of the project in the following short interview.
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.
The Southern Nations and Nationalities Region (SNNPR) is one of the regions the African Chicken Genetics Gain (ACGG) project is being implemented in Ethiopia. Tekleyohannis Birihanu is the project’s sub-national coordinator in the region. He talks about his work in this post.
ACGG-Nigerian, in partnership with Bdellium Consult Ltd, organized a one-day training for selected field officers (FOs) from the five sub-national zones on 7 February 2017 to ensure that the ACGG chickens are vaccinated for Newcastle Disease.
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.