• The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife have signed the Collaborative Research Agreement for the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG), signaling the beginning of ACGG implementation in Nigeria.

    The agreement was signed by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Bamitale Omole, on 26th May, 2015.

    ACGG is a 5-year research-for-development (R4D) partnership being implemented in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Obafemi Awolowo University, Tanzania Livestock Research Institute, Wageningen University, PICO-Eastern Africa and Koepon.

    ACGG aims to develop public-private partnerships that will deliver genetically improved chickens to smallholders, especially women.

    Past efforts to improve productivity and increase profit in smallholder chicken production in sub-Saharan Africa had little impact because they used exotic breeds developed for intensive feeding systems.

    The project will test five improved breeds of chickens from Africa and India on-station (to determine their productivity) and on-farm (to determine their adaptability to the low-input systems of the smallholders).

    ACGG-Nigeria is led by Prof. E.B. Sonaiya of the Department of Animal Sciences, OAU, as the Principal Investigator (PI), Prof. Mrs. O.A. Adebambo (FUNAAB) and Prof. I.A. Adeyinka (NAPRI, Ahmadu Bello University) as co-PIs.

    There is a full-time National Project Coordinator, Dr. O. Bamidele, and 5 Zonal Coordinators: Prof. W.A. Hassan (Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto – North-West), Mr. A. Yakubu (Nasarawa State University, Keffi – North-East), Prof. Mrs. U. Ogundu (Federal University of Technology, Owerri – South-East), Dr. Mrs. F. Ajayi (University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt – South-South) and Dr. Mrs. O. Alabi (Landmark University, Omu-Aran – South-West).

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