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.
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