Art underlines the precious value of poultry genetic research

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Inauguration of Incubated Worlds, ILRI Addis Ababa campus: A guest pauses for a photo

Art combines with science to bring the message of the capacity of the new Incubated Worlds poultry facility to deliver prosperity to Ethiopia’s poultry smallholder farmers (photo credit: ILRI/Gail Amare).

Scientists and government officials in Ethiopia are taking advantage of the rapidly rising demand for poultry across Africa with the opening of an unusual kind of poultry research centre, referred to as Incubated Worlds. It is one in which art and science combine to improve nutrition and incomes in East Africa with disease-resistant, climate-resilient poultry.

Incubated Worlds is first and foremost an advanced poultry research facility that emerged from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)-led project, African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG), an initiative that is tapping the rich genetic diversity found in poultry to provide more opportunities for rural poultry producers—the majority of whom are women—to earn a decent living and raise healthy, well-nourished families.

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About Dr. Bukar USMAN, mni

I started as a field Veterinary officer with Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, Maiduguri as a lecture & a Researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. In 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I was Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) and now Director North East Zone NAFDAC. I’m a member of the National Institute’ (mni), Kuru SEC 40, 2018. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I founded Sril Group Ltd, Nigeria.
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