The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)-led African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project partners with the Agriculture to Nutrition (ATONU) project to implement nutrition-sensitive interventions to improve nutrition in smallholder farming families in Ethiopia and Tanzania. Zenebech Abdu’s family is among the targeted families in Ethiopia.
Working closely with the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project—led by the International Livestock Research Institute—and the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, ATONU will improve the nutrition of women of childbearing age and young children in Ethiopia and Tanzania.
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.
Embaye Brhane and his wife Atsede Tsegay, from Tigray, talk about the benefits that chicken rearing brings to their family.
Simbarashe Sibanda, managing director of the Agriculture to Nutrition (ATONU) initiative and ATONU project leader for the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) program, was one of the members of the ATONU team which visited poultry production sites in Axum and Debre Zeit, Ethiopia in December 2015. We spoke to Sibanda about ATONU’s contribution to ACGG going forward.