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Third ACGG management team meeting: Reviewing progress and setting 2017 priorities

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. 636 more words


Develop subject and transferable skills

Contributor: Nieky van Veggel @Nieky_WUC, Biosciences.

Idea: In order to encourage development of both subject-related and transferable skills in their curriculum, this assessment asks the students in groups to analyse a new animal feed in the laboratory.  92 more words

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Discover Bioscience Degrees at Leeds with a new film series

Discover Bioscience Degrees at Leeds with a new film series

Are you interested in pursuing a life sciences degree? The Faculty of Biological Sciences has launched a series of undergraduate course films showing the opportunities and breadth of provision here at Leeds.  24 more words

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Diversity is key to innovation and resilience, but in the right measure — Koen Vanmechelen

Too much diversity leads to ineffectiveness and too little stifles innovation. Such a sentiment has been one of the driving forces behind Belgian artist, philosopher and chicken breeder, … 695 more words


Livestock and Fish Genetics flagship synthesises key lessons for next phase

As the first phase of the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish comes to an end (a Livestock CRP will start in January 2017), each of the program’s flagships is taking time to tease out key lessons that help inform the second phase of the program. 238 more words


Public-private partnerships - what are the benefits to ACGG?

How is ACGG using public-private partnerships to its advantage?

ACGG has been strategically designed to foster public-private partnerships (PPPs). 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. 344 more words


Aflatoxins in dairy cattle feed in Senegal

Aflatoxins are toxic byproducts from moulds, especially Aspergillus flavus. These moulds grow on crops, and in particular maize and groundnuts are often contaminated.

In humans, aflatoxins cause rare, high case fatality outbreaks (acute aflatoxicosis) while long-term consumption leads to hepatocellular cancer (globally, around 20,000 deaths annually). 43 more words