ACGG / Animal Breeding / Chickens / East Africa / Ethiopia / Genetics / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Poultry / Research

ATONU-ACGG: Bridging the gap between agriculture and nutrition in Ethiopia (video)

Since 2017 the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project and the Agriculture to Nutrition (ATONU) projects have implemented joint interventions in Ethiopia to improve nutrition among smallholder farm households. The recent story of Zenebech Abdus already pointed to some of the benefits of the joint intervention of ATONU and ACGG for its participants on a number … Continue reading

ACGG / Capacity Strengthening / East Africa / Ethiopia / LIVESTOCKCRP / Poultry

Bridging the gap between agriculture and nutrition in Ethiopia: Zenebech Abdu’s story

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. Continue reading

Bridging the gap between agriculture and nutrition in Ethiopia and Tanzania
ACGG / Chickens / East Africa / Ethiopia / LIVESTOCKCRP / Research / Tanzania

Bridging the gap between agriculture and nutrition in Ethiopia and Tanzania

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. Continue reading

ACGG / Capacity Strengthening / Chickens / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / Innovation Systems / LiveGene / LIVESTOCKCRP

Teaching aid helps Ethiopian farmers allocate more money for nutritious animal-source foods

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. Continue reading

ACGG / Capacity Strengthening / Chickens / Countries / Ethiopia

Increasing incomes and improving nutrition in ACGG program: Conversation with Simbarashe Sibanda

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. Continue reading