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 / Animal Breeding / Chickens / East Africa / Ethiopia / Genetics / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Poultry / Staff

Voices on chicken genetics: Making more productive chickens accessible to Ethiopian farms

Wondmeneh Esatu, a staff of the Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research (EIAR) and national project coordinator for Ethiopia, introduces himself and his work with the program. It is one of a series of portraits of key people in African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG). Continue reading

ACGG / Animal Breeding / Chickens / East Africa / Ethiopia / Genetics / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Poultry / Research / Staff

Voices on chicken genetics: Increasing benefits from chicken for Ethiopia’s farmers

Solomon Abegaz, co-principal investigator (PI) in the Ethiopia country team, working with the Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research (EIAR), introduces himself and his work with the program. It is one of a series of portraits of key people in Africa Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG). Continue reading

ACGG / Animal Breeding / Chickens / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Poultry / Research

Ethiopia training on chicken performance testing sets trainers up for success

An ‘on-farm monitoring’ training course was organized in Ethiopia on 23-25 March 2016, under the auspices of the Holetta Agricultural Research Centre of the Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research (EIAR) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Continue reading

ACGG / Animal Breeding / Chickens / East Africa / Ethiopia / Genetics / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Poultry / Research / Staff

Voices on chicken genetics: Improving poultry performance for food security in Ethiopia

Getnet Assefa, principal investigator of ACGG in Ethiopia and national livestock research coordinator at the Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research (EIAR), introduces himself and his work with the program. It is one of a series of portraits of key people in Africa Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG). Continue reading

ACGG / Animal Breeding / Chickens / Ethiopia / Genetics / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Poultry / Research

Ethiopian researchers recognized for improving productivity of country’s indigenous chickens

Tadelle Dessie of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), who leads the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project and Negussie Dana and Wondmenh Esatu from the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) have been honoured by the Ethiopian Government for their seminal work on genetic improvement of Ethiopian indigenous chickens’ egg productivity. Continue reading

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

Ethiopia launch marks roll-out of chicken genetics improvement project in Africa

The Africa Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project was launched on 5 August 2015 on the premises of the Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research (EIAR), following the first innovation platform meeting which was run by the PICO-Eastern Africa team on 3-4 August in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Continue reading