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.

Innovation platforms are one of the key elements of the approach; they are multi-stakeholder mechanisms that help generate and mobilize farmer needs and engage with important actors like the private sector.

African Chicken Genetic Gains collaborators and partners include:

  • Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR)
  • Haramaya University, Ethiopia
  • Federal University of Agriculture in Abeokuta, Nigeria (FUNAAB)
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
  • National Animal Production Research Institute, Nigeria (NAPRI)
  • Tanzania Livestock Research Institute (TALIRI)
  • Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania
  • Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre, Wageningen UR
  • PICO-Eastern Africa
  • Koepon Foundation


The program is led  by the International Livestock Research Institute.

The program is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

For more information:

Tadelle Dessie
Addis Ababa

One thought on “Partners

  1. Hello dear Acgg staffs, i like your vision and your objectives but you have to be included bovance brown and lughman bread in your strain testing


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