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frican Chicken Genetic Gains ProjectThe African Chicken Genetic Gains Program (ACGG) is an Africa-wide collaboration led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and isimplemented in Nigeria by the ObafemiAwolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State (https://africacgg.net/). The vision of ACGG is to transform smallholder chicken production into commercially viable enterprise with active private sector engagement.

ACGG has in the past 4 years introduced and tested 6 improved dual purpose (i.e. egg and meat) chicken breeds with 2,100 farmers across 5 agro-ecological zones (Kebbi, Nasarawa, Kwara, Imo and Rivers states). The outcome of that test was the identification of 3 farmer-preferred breeds namely: Sasso, FUNAAB Alpha and Noiler.

ACGG is hereby calling on all poultry farms interested in offering brooding services (i.e. Mother units- MU) for the supply of 6-weeks old started chicks of the highly producing chicken breeds to smallholder poultry farmers throughout Nigeria.


  1. Poultry farms with at least 5 years experience.
  2. Strong interest in serving poultry producers of small flocks (5-50 birds).
  3. A minimum of 1,000 DOC capacity brooder house.


  1. Facilities on the farm (Include relevant pictures).
  2. Staff strength (Animal scientists, veterinarians and workers).
  3. Biosecurity measures.
  4. Number of farmers patronizing the farm.
  5. Previous brooding records (At least two cycles).


  1. Financing options for DOC(Credit at single digit interest rate).
  2. Free technical training for 1 supervisor and 2 workers each.
  3. Regular market information for started chicks (i.e. 6 weeks old).
  4. Guaranteed off-take of market birds from the MU’s network of smallholders.
  5. Free registration in the Smallholder Poultry Forum (A national innovation platform for smallholder poultry producers).

Interested farms are to submit an expression of interest by email to africacgg.nigeria@gmail.com, latest by 31st August, 2019. For enquiries call: 09086544205.


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  1. Poultry farmers are not ready to market their products(egg n chicken). Advertising iis key to good marketing. Ask them to pay just one naira on a crate of egg produced per day, you wlill hear where is PAN/ govt. Until we are ready to take the bull by the horn, the challenges will persist.

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