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

Project management team meeting puts women, youth and innovation platforms front and centre in 2016

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. 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 / Nigeria / Poultry / Research / Southern Africa / Tanzania / West Africa

Advanced course on breeding by Africa chicken genetics project in Sept 2015

An advanced course on ‘Design and implementation of breeding programs for smallholder poultry farmers’ by the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 27 September to 2 October 2015, at the ILRI campus. Continue reading