The African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project has carried out a gender capacity assessment of its partners in Ethiopia. The findings of this assessment will be used to formulate a capacity development response that will build partners’ capability to effectively and efficiently solve problems and carry out gender-responsive activities.
The African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) Program and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) have commissioned the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) to develop a gender strategy to provide strategic and practical direction to ACGG ’s gender integration.
Melanie Rekha Ramasawmy is a researcher at the University of Roehampton, London. She is working on the Going Places Project, which is looking at women and chicken husbandry in Ethiopia. The following is a summary of an interview she gave about her work in the project.
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?
The ACGG program aims to leverage existing research and to implement new and innovative approaches for improving smallholder chicken productivity in Africa.
Rehema Mwatemba, a gender specialist working with the African Chicken Genetic Gains program in Tanzania, explains how the project’s interventions with promote gender equality and empower women.
The African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) program management team (PMT) meeting took place in Arusha, Tanzania, recently (27-28 January 2016). Key partners came to discuss program achievements and objectives for the coming year.
More than 2,400 smallholder farmers across Tanzania will grow their businesses, reduce food security and create employment in the local economy. These are the concrete aims announced at the launch of the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project in the country.