Poultry facility

Poultry facility

Incubated Worlds is an advanced poultry research facility that emerged from the ILRI-led project, African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG), an initiative that is tapping the rich genetic diversity found in poultry to provide more opportunities for rural poultry producers—the majority of whom are women—to earn a decent living and raise healthy, well-nourished families.

Incubated Worlds is a poultry research facility and art installation in Ethiopia funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC); the Roslin Institute, part of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies of the University of Edinburgh; and the MOUTH Foundation, which seeks to harness diversity to promote new types of unity and harmony.

Work at the ILRI poultry facility is closely connected to the poultry genomics program jointly administered by ILRI, Scotland’s Rural College and the University of Edinburgh in their collaborative Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health. The launch was sponsored by the Embassy of Belgium and Brasseries et Glaciers Internationals in Ethiopia, and the chickens were donated by Ethiochicken and the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research.