The African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project has released results from the cross-sectional baseline survey of chicken production in rural Nigeria.
Drawing on recommendations from the newly devised gender strategy, the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project is set to study how empowerment or disempowerment and gender dynamics influence smallholder chicken production in Ethiopia.
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)-led African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) program is offering a free online course on animal breeding and genetics.
Guèye (2000) writes that 85% of rural households in sub-Saharan Africa keep chickens or other types of poultry. This is a huge proportion of these populations, but what is the value of smallholder chicken production, socially and economically?
What exactly is an innovation platform and how will it help the African Chicken Genetic Gains project reach its goals?
Fadhili Guni works at the Tanzania Livestock Research Institute (TALIRI) as head of poultry unit. He introduces himself and his work in this one of a series of portraits of key people in the Africa Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) program.
As preparation for its aim to test and disseminate improved breeds of chickens, national partners and ILRI have carried out some preliminary identification of chicken genotypes that the ACGG project may test. These are summarized in the first project brief Download the brief