ACGG / Chickens / East Africa / Ethiopia / gender / Genetics / ILRI / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Poultry / Staff

Voices on chicken genetics: A positive view of poultry’s role in improving household nutrition

Mesfin Lakew is subnational coordinator for the Africa Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project in the Amhara region in Ethiopia. In this interview he discusses his role and vision for the project. This post is one of a series of portraits of key people in ACGG. Continue reading

ACGG / Chickens / LIVESTOCKCRP / Poultry / Southern Africa / Staff / Tanzania

Voices on chicken genetics: Creating an enabling environment for farming improved chickens

Pius Mwambene works for the Tanzania Livestock Research Institute (TALIRI) in Uyole and is subnational coordinator responsible for execution ACGG research activities in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. In this post, which is part of a series of portraits of key people in ACGG, he talks about his work. Continue reading

ACGG / Chickens / Ethiopia / gender / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Nigeria / Poultry / Research / Staff / Tanzania

Voices on chicken genetics: Co-creating gender strategies that empower farmers

Julie Newton and Katrine Danielsen, gender in agriculture specialists working at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands reflect on the ACGG gender strategy and empowering women farmers in ACGG and beyond. Continue reading

ACGG / Animal Breeding / Chickens / Ethiopia / Genetics / ILRI / LiveGene / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Staff

Voices on chicken genetics: Using the best science to improve chickens breeds in Africa

Olivier Hanotte, scientific advistor 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 / Genetics / ILRI / Innovation Systems / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Poultry / Staff

Voices on chicken genetics: Empowering farmers through private sector-driven innovation platforms

Denis Mujibi, working on innovation platforms with PICO-Eastern Africa, 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 / 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 / Genetics / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / LiveGene / Livestock / Poultry / Research / Southern Africa / Staff / Tanzania

Voices on chicken genetics: Working together to address challenges in Tanzania’s poultry sector

Said Mbaga, co-principal investigator in the ACGG Tanzania country team, 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