Africa / Animal Breeding / Chickens / East Africa / Ethiopia / Genetics / ILRI / Indigenous breeds / LiveGene / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nigeria / Poultry / Southern Africa / Tanzania / West Africa

New Livestock and Fish project focuses on chickens in Africa

This week, chick geneticists and researchers are meeting in Addis Ababa to set out plans and deliverables for the African Chicken Genetic Gains project. ACGG is a research-for-development partnership project working in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania.

It aims to develop public-private partnerships that will contribute improve chicken productivity to benefit smallholders. The project will test and disseminate improved breeds of chickens likely to suit the needs of farmers in low-input systems.

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