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.
The following post is summarized from the women only group discussion that was conducted, as part of a gender assessment activity, in Chalinze village, Tanzania.
The African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) program has created a series of postcards relating to the challenges of gender in poultry development. The postcard series is named after the campaign ‘Where chickens and women rule’ and relates to various publications on gender that the program has released.
Charles Mpemba, subnational coordinator (SNC) for the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) Project in Southern Zone, Tanzania discusses his observations and role in the project.
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.
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.
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.
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.