Gender strategy: African Chicken Genetic Gains program


Katrine Danielsen, Julie Newton

The African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) program is an Africa-wide collaboration led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) with diverse stakeholders including universities, national research institutes and private sector partners in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania. ACGG tests and makes available high producing, farmer preferred genotypes that increase smallholder chicken productivity in Africa. ACGG works in partnership with rural communities to test the productivity of improved breeds. ACGG was initiated in 2014 and runs until 2019.

KIT Royal Tropical Institute produced a Gender Strategy for the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) . The strategy provides the basis for a common understanding in ACGG of what women’s empowerment and gender integration means in the context of the program.