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Photo story: Process of introducing chicks of selected strains in Ethiopia

The African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project’s chicken hatching and brooding facilities in Ethiopia are located in the Debre Zeit Agricultural Research Centre of the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) whose entrance is pictured above. 198 more words


What Does the Dow-DuPont Merger Mean for the Biomaterials Industry?

Late last year, American chemical conglomerates, Dow and DuPont, arrived at an agreement to merge and form a $130 billion company. This merger will split the new company into three firms focusing on agriculture, material science and specialty products such as biomaterials. 72 more words

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Better dairy cattle breeds and better management can improve the livelihoods of the rural poor in Senegal

Research on dairy cattle breeds in Senegal shows that combining best livestock genetics with improved animal management practices can result in significantly increased household benefits. 102 more words


Voices on chicken genetics: Economically empowering rural farmers and the youth through poultry

Adebambo Olufunmilayo, co-principal investigator for the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project in Nigeria, incumbent director of the Biotechnology Centre and project leader at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) 855 more words


Pressure BioSciences Closes Additional $769K in PIPE Financing; Final Close Brings Total Raised to Over $6.3 Million, Substantially Above Company’s Goal of $5 Million

Investors in Final Close Include All Five Board Members SOUTH EASTON, Mass., April 7, 2016, PBIO, /PRNewswire/  Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: PBIO) ( PBI and the Company ), a leader in the development and sale of broadly enabling, pressure cycling technology ( PCT )-based sample preparation solutions to the worldwide life sciences industry, today announced the receipt of $769,667 in the final close of its $5 Million PIPE Financing (the Offering ). 86 more words

The value of innovation platforms for ACGG Ethiopia

A group  in discussion at the 2015 innovation platform meeting in Ethiopia

In light of this week’s (22-23 March, 2016) second annual innovation platform (IP) meeting in Ethiopia, Solomon Abegaz of the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) who is the co-principal investigator of the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) program in Ethiopia, highlights the importance of these meetings for the Ethiopia team. 228 more words


Celebrating Ethiopia's biodiversity: high-level seminar at ILRI on 23 February

Ethiopia has long been recognized as a biodiversity hotspot, one of the eight centres of global crop diversity. Barley, coffee, sorghum and some wild types of wheat all originated in these fertile lands. 437 more words