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African Chicken Genetic Gains program develops inception strategy for gender integration

The African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) Program and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) have commissioned the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) to develop a gender strategy to provide strategic and practical direction to ACGG ’s gender integration. Continue reading

ACGG / Chickens / East Africa / Ethiopia / gender / Genetics / ILRI / In focus / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Poultry / Research

Going Places: Introducing ACGG videos on ‘where chickens and women rule’

We asked women to describe their challenges, opportunities and experiences of keeping poultry. In these videos, women involved in the ACGG project around Addis Ababa in Ethiopia share their experiences. 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 / Animal Breeding / Chickens / Ethiopia / gender / Genetics / ILRI / In focus / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Nigeria / Poultry / Research / Tanzania

Validation workshop sets out priorities for gender work in ACGG

The recent gender strategy validation workshop (21-22 September) sets gender work in motion through the promise of updating data collection protocols and paying close attention to gender issues at the community and national innovation platform meetings. 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 / East Africa / Ethiopia / gender / Genetics / ILRI / In focus / LiveGene / LIVESTOCKCRP / Poultry

ACGG teams meet in Addis Ababa this week to roll out program’s gender strategy

Next week (18–22 September 2017) three important African Chicken Genetic Gains(ACGG)-related meetings will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.management team meeting, the scientific and industry advisory committee meeting and a crucial gender strategy workshop set to roll out gender work once and for all in ACGG. Continue reading