poultry

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

In Ethiopia, in recent months, project staff have been particularly busy with three activities: a) innovation platform (IP) work, b) enumerators' training and c) procurement of the chicks, hatching and brooding. Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, Jan/2017
The third African Chicken Genetic Gains program management team (PMT) meeting took place on 28-29 November 2016 in Abuja, Nigeria. It reviewed progress in each of the three program countries and the program's various themes focusing on a few cross-cutting areas including collaboration, communication and gender. Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, Dec/2016
In this interview with the team of African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG), artist and researcher Koen Vanmechelen comes back to his dream, the limits and next steps of chicken breeding and the cooperation with ACGG. Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, Nov/2016
Tadelle Dessie, program leader of the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) program was interviewed on 12 October 2016 by BBC Africa reporter Akwasi Sarpong about the challenges and opportunities of African poultry production. Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, Nov/2016
Koen Vanmechelen explained his view of the importance to diversity in a talk on the Addis Ababa campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) on 28 October 2016. Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, Nov/2016
The African Chicken Genetic Gains project is on a mission to bring 'more productive chickens to African smallholders'. Led by ILRI, and backed by the deep pockets of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the African Chicken Genetic Gains project aims to improve the genetic makeup of African chickens. The initiative, which is initially being rolled out in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania, is part of what the Microsoft founder has called his 'big bet' on chickens, which also includes a promise to donate 100,000 of the birds to families and communities in the world's poorest nations. . . . Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Oct/2016
The annual Tanzania Poultry Show brings together stakeholders in the country's poultry industry including poultry associations, feed manufacturers, breeders, and manufacturers of farm inputs, among others. The event also attracts professionals from both the public and private sector. Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, Oct/2016
Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are at the foundation of ACGG’s strategy to catalyze a sustainable platform for the identification, multiplication, and delivery of more productive, farmer-preferred chicken strains. But what are the expected benefits of such PPPs? Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, Oct/2016
Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen has created a chicken with genes from different chicken breeds from all over the world. Now he's bringing it to America to help diversify our poultry. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Sep/2016
This poster, produced for the Tropentag 2016 conference, highlights a study that generated fundamental information for improved nutritional management in rural chicken production in Tanzania. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, Sep/2016

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Michel Mainack Dione
Animal Health Scientist

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Michel Mainack Dione
Animal Health Scientist