The forum discussed the next steps in the establishment of a Tanzanian Smallholder Poultry Association (TASPA), the timelines for registering the association, strategies for funding, creating awareness and recruiting members from all over Tanzania.
Tadelle Dessie, senior scientist and program leader for the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has been appointed adjunct professor at Bahir Dar University in Amhara State, Ethiopia.
Tadelle Dessie, program leader of the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) program was interviewed on 12 October 2016 by BBC Africa reporter Akwasi Sarpong about the challenges and opportunities of African poultry production.
The ACGG program aims to leverage existing research and to implement new and innovative approaches for improving smallholder chicken productivity in Africa.
Tadelle Dessie, Program leader at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), 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).
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.