Delivery of genetic gains

Challenge

Small- and medium-scale dual-purpose poultry production is an important source of income and nutrition for smallholder farmers, especially benefiting women. However, productivity and survival is well below its potential due, in part, to suboptimal genetics.

Impact

Increased smallholder chicken productivity. Initially in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania, with an intention to scale out to additional countries.

Solution

We are accessing, testing, adapting and catalysing public-private partnerships for multiplying and making available well-adapted low-input chickens for productivity growth in sub-Saharan Africa.