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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
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
Evaluation of lifetime productivity of an individual animal in response to target interventions for improving the productivity of smallholder livestock systems in the humid tropics of West Africa is critical. It allows assessing longterm investment opportunities for farmers and options to minimize risk. To gain better understanding of the interventions for improvement of small ruminant production in southwest Nigeria, a dynamic modeling approach was used to explore the effect of feeding strategies on the lifetime productivity of the West African Dwarf (WAD) goats. Continue reading →
Sustainable Livestock Digest, Aug/2015
Existing technologies of drying and grading cassava peels could hold the key to providing a readily available and sustainable source of animal feeds, increasing incomes for women and boosting food security in West Africa. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Jul/2015
A new four-year African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will run from 2015 to 2019 and work to genetically improve Africa's chickens and to better deliver the superior chickens to small-scale farmers. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Jun/2015
This week, chick geneticists and researchers are meeting in Addis Ababa to set out plans and deliverables for the African Chicken Genetic Gains project. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, May/2015


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