World Poultry Foundation



The World Poultry Foundation (WPF) is a non-profit organization that seeks to solve hunger and poverty issues through the production and consumption of poultry, while empowering disadvantaged farmers in low-income communities.



A Mission is Realized

The USAPEEC International Poultry Development Program (UIPDP) was created in 1997 from an opportunity to assist the fledgling Russian poultry industry. Funds from the U.S. government and poultry industry were leveraged to enter into a joint venture partnership with a Russian broiler production facility. Elinar Broiler was created out of this partnership.



With Growth Comes Evolution

The UIPDP was actively sponsoring and participating in educational “train-the-trainer” programs in Africa and Southeast Asia. They were heavily involved in disaster relief efforts in Haiti and Indonesia after devastating earthquakes.

After the sale of UIPDP’s shares back to Elinar in 2006, it was agreed that proceeds would be used for charitable purposes outside the United States, to assist other poultry industries around the world.



Foundation Named and Celebrated

In 2015, after a complete strategic review of the organization, UIPDP was re-named to the World Poultry Foundation and restructured to reelect a broader mission for its work, yet focusing on the economic development of emerging markets through direct involvement with local industries and farmers.



Thriving in Mission and Vision

We are a non-profit organization whose mission is to help solve hunger and poverty issues through the production and consumption of poultry, while enabling farmers.

We work to promote economic development in distressed areas and emerging markets outside of the United States by helping to establish the production, availability, and ultimately consumption of a low cost, highly efficient and nutritious protein that poultry can provide. This will be accomplished by providing technical, educational, and any other assistance needed to foster the development of the local poultry and egg industries.

We seek to cooperate and partner with other like-mined foundations, organizations and governments by assisting them in projects that advance the charitable purposes of the Foundation.



Simply put, we are poultry people helping poultry people.
We Can Assist Poultry Producers, Because We Understand Their Needs
The World Poultry Foundation has the capabilities to improve poultry operations across the globe, because it is founded on the knowledge and participation of poultry professionals across various fields of research and expertise. We can provide a complete understanding of the poultry industry and look forward to it’s growth potential by tapping into years of experience.
We Understand the Importance of Global Access to Knowledge
We provide access to  experts in all disciplines involved in poultry production. While public perception of poultry operations lies predominately on the growing conditions, we know and provide access to experts with knowledge in governmental affairs, academic institutions and programs, manufacturing, processing, pharmaceuticals, equipment, management, nutrition, veterinary services and breeding practices.
Our Leadership Drives our Success
The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors, which oversees the vision and mission of the organization in identifying and funding projects that advances its philanthropic purposes.

The World Poultry Foundation is led by CEO Randall Ennis, who has more than 30 years of experience in poultry production and management, including extensive international experience. The WPF also retains consultants around the world who assist in carrying out its mission and projects.


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February, 2017

US Foundation Works to End African Poverty with Chickens

The World Poultry Foundation has a $21.4 million grant from the Gates Foundation and a passion to improve lives in rural Africa with poultry.

Can the World Poultry Foundation (WPF) take a $21.4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and, in four years, improve incomes and nutrition for millions of smallholder chicken farmers in rural Africa?

By Gary Thornton, WATT Poultry USA Magazine

APRIL 26, 2017

World Poultry Foundation Completes Successful Training In South Africa

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – The World Poultry Foundation (WPF) has successfully completed its first two rounds of training to improve the production skills and farm management capabilities of small poultry and egg farmers in underserved rural South Africa.

April 22, 2017

World Poultry Foundation Announces South Africa Grant

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – Continuing with its mission to improve poultry and egg production in Sub-Saharan Africa, the World Poultry Foundation (WPF) has given a direct grant to the Future Farmers Foundation of South Africa (FFFSA) to train young current and future farmers in the U.S. on poultry husbandry.

Focusing on young South African men and women between the ages of 16 and 30 with a passion for poultry and egg production, FFFSA will use the grant for internships with U.S. poultry and egg companies.