African Chicken Genetics project hands over plan for the Tanzanian Smallholder Poultry Association to government
ACGG / Chickens / Genetics / LIVESTOCKCRP / Poultry / Southern Africa / Tanzania

African Chicken Genetics project hands over plan for the Tanzanian Smallholder Poultry Association to government

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. Continue reading

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

Tadelle Dessie on BBC Africa: why breed more productive chickens?

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. Continue reading

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

Voices on chicken genetics: Fostering partnerships for more productive chickens in sub-Saharan 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). 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