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Chicken health and production constraints in Ethiopia

Research, led by MSc student Emmanuelle Sambo, has identified key constraints to health services and production for village chickens in Ethiopia. The study, focused on Debre Zeit, Ethiopia, included 71 poultry keepers (41 backyard and 30 semi-intensive chicken producers). Although women played an important role in backyard production systems, semi-intensive farms were more likely to … Continue reading


Infection interactions in Ethiopian village chickens

Work lead by PhD student Judy Bettridge has been published in “Preventive Veterinary Medicine”: Bettridge, J.M., Lynch, S.E., Brena, C., Melese, K., Dessie, T., Gutu, Z., Desta, T.T., Rushton, S., Hanotte, O., Kaiser, P., Wigley, P., and Christley, R.M. (2014) Infection interactions in Ethiopian village chickens. Preventive Veterinary Medicine [link] The findings highlight a number … Continue reading

Animal Health / Chickens / Ethiopia / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Poultry

Update on CH4D socioeconomics research in Ethiopia

Zelalem Gutu and the survey group A general socioeconomic and CVM survey was conducted in 2011 in two rural areas of Ethiopia, Horro and Jarso. Data gathered during this survey time is now being analysed. Primary analysis of CVM data was completed and first draft of the work was shared to supervisors. A descriptive report … Continue reading

Animal Health / Chickens / Disease Control / Ethiopia / ILRI / Laboratory / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Poultry / Sample Collection

Members of the CH4D project team get together in the UK

Members of the CH4D project team got together in May for an enjoyable two day retreat in the Peak District, in Central England. Detailed discussion of current work and results is ensuring ongoing close collaboration between all partners – as well as enabling planning for further activities. Special thanks to Judy for baking delicious chicken … Continue reading