Nigeria

This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on Nigeria. Click different tabs to see news items, research outputs, journal articles, video materials and presentations as well as ILRI projects and people related to Nigeria. See ILRI research on other countries

The ACGG project is concerned with the development of indigenous chickens and this post explains the position of the project on this matter, following a conversation that started with a BBC article mentioning the Bill & Melinda Gates' involvement in poultry production. Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, Jun/2016
Our foundation is betting on chickens. Alongside partners throughout sub-Saharan Africa, we are working to create sustainable market systems for poultry. It’s especially important for these systems to make sure farmers can buy birds that have been properly vaccinated and are well suited to the local growing conditions. Our goal: to eventually help 30 percent of the rural families in sub-Saharan Africa raise improved breeds of vaccinated chickens, up from just 5 percent now. . . . Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Jun/2016
The latest brief by the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) program, More productive chickens—potentially a multi-million dollar business, outlines how the program is reaching out to the private sector and involving poor smallholder women farmers in Africa in the chicken value chain. Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, Jun/2016
A new project with the visibility and scale like the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project deserves a strong communication approach, especially when the project team is keen on earmarking resources and attention for it. This post tracks back the development of the ACGG communication plan and some of the challenges and opportunities in the process... Continue reading →
Maarifa, Apr/2016
Adebambo Olufunmilayo, co-principal investigator for the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) Project in Nigeria, incumbent director of the Biotechnology Centre and project leader at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), introduces herself and her work with the program. It is one of a series of portraits of key people in ACGG. Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, Apr/2016
La production d'animaux d'élevage devrait doubler dans les 40 années à venir et le traitement de la peau du manioc pour en tirer du fourrage de qualité pourrait s’avérer une stratégie de choix pour les économies africaines qui n’arrivent pas à combler la demande de produits d’origine animale, selon une étude récemment publiée par trois centres CGIAR. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Jan/2016
With 60% of the world’s arable land, Africa has the potential to not only feed itself, but to become a major food exporter. This enormous potential was demonstrated in an innovation by CGIAR scientists—processing cassava peels into animal feed—that was one of the many innovative technologies recognized at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA), Africa edition, held in Durban, South Africa on 1-2 December 2015. Continue reading →
Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Dec/2015
With livestock production expected to more than double in the next 40 years, transforming cassava peels into high quality feed holds huge potential for African economies struggling to meet rapidly rising demand for animal-source products, according to research proposal recently published by three CGIAR centres. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Nov/2015
Women represent 70% of African smallholder chicken producers. Chickens can be a real way out of difficult livelihoods for these women and the households they attend to. A new project, SciDev.Net recently reported, is aiming at leveraging this potential in novel ways. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Nov/2015
Scientists are developing a way of transforming the mountains of cassava peels created every day in Nigeria, where cassava is a staple food, into a nourishing feed for smallholder farm animals. The several CGIAR centres involved include the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the International Potato Center (CIP). Also involved in this project are several CGIAR research programs—Livestock and Fish; Integrated Systems for the Humidtropics; and Roots, Tubers and Bananas—as well as the Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century (GCP21). Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Aug/2015

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Tadelle Dessie
Scientist-Animal Genetics/Breeding
Tunde Adegoke Amole
Postdoctoral Scientist, Livestock Feeds WA

People working on Nigeria

Tadelle Dessie
Scientist-Animal Genetics/Breeding
Tunde Adegoke Amole
Postdoctoral Scientist, Livestock Feeds WA