First Look Belgian artist helps Ethiopia engineer the perfect chicken

Researchers in Ethiopia are working with a Belgian conceptual artist to crossbreed indigenous chickens for African farmers. The chickens, which tend to be stronger and more resilient to disease, may help fight against malnutrition across Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Researchers in Ethiopia are embarking on a quest to create the perfect chicken for African farmers with an unlikely ally – a Belgian conceptual artist who has spent 20 years crossbreeding indigenous chickens, from China and Egypt to Senegal and Cuba.