Africa / Capacity building / Chickens / Ethiopia / Genetics

New MSc students join the Chicken Health 4 Development team

Two MSc students from Ethiopia will be completing their research project with the Chicken Health 4 Development team.  Eskinder Aklilu from Haramaya University Ethiopia, will be investigating ‘On-farm phenotypic characterization of indigenous chickens and chicken production systems in Horro and Jarso Districts, Oromia, Ethiopia’.  Brehanu Abera from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Addis Ababa University will be investigating ‘Newcastle disease virus and Fowl cholera; a longitudinal serological study of Ethiopian village chickens’.

CH4D Field sampling, October 2011

Brehanu Abera (MSc Student- Addis Ababa University) assisting farmers as they help direct field teams to the randomly selected households. Jarso Woreda, Chicken Health 4 Development field sampling November 2011 (Photo credit: Flickr/ ILRI).

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