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 story of Rhoda Mwile, a smallholder farmer from Mbeya Tanzania who is a beneficiary of the ACGG project and is aiming to make Tsh 1,000,000 profit from her chicken business.
Akinola Hassan, subnational coordinator in Zone 5 (Kebbi State) of Nigeria, introduces himself and his work in one of a series of portraits of key people in African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project.
Victoria Maghembe, a 34-year-old farmer at Kijima village in Mwanza, Lake Zone in Tanzania, shares how the ACGG project has changed her and her family’s life.
Felekech Lemecha Biru is a sub-national coordinator working in the Oromia regional state in Ethiopia. In this short post she discusses what excites and concerns her about her work with ACGG.
Sanula Alfred lives in Mtunungu Village in Masasi District of Tanzania. She has used income from chicken sales to install piped water to her house freeing her from the daily chore of fetching water.
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.
An innovative teaching aid developed by a field assistant working with the Agriculture to Nutrition (ATONU) project in Ethiopia is making the concept of budgeting for better nutrition easier to grasp for farmers.
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.
The African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project has carried out a gender capacity assessment of its partners in Ethiopia. The findings of this assessment will be used to formulate a capacity development response that will build partners’ capability to effectively and efficiently solve problems and carry out gender-responsive activities.
A team from the Netherlands Royal Institute for the Tropics (KIT) visited Tanzania in February 2017 and prepared a tailored ‘gender strategy’ together with the ACGG Tanzania team.