World Poultry Foundation

World Poultry Foundation Sponsors
Training for Veterinarians in Ethiopia

CONTACT:
Ashley Wiskirchen
Communications Specalist
info@worldpoultryfoundation.org

 

Stone Mountain, Georgia. — In April of 2018, the World Poultry Foundation sponsored a two-day training workshop for field extension agents and veterinarians in Ethiopia.

Training and educational programs are an essential part of the foundation’s mission. Hands-on training opportunities facilitated by professionals at the top of their game enable the foundation to carry out its vision of supporting and educating growers and other poultry professionals across the globe.

At the Ethiopian training workshop, sixty-four veterinarians met in Addis Ababa to receive intensive interactive training in the areas of poultry health and management. This workshop was facilitated by Scott Gillingham, DVM and Sainos Manzira, BVSc.

These professionals gave educational presentations at the training, and facilitated learning among participants.

Dr. Gillingham received his veterinary degree from the University of Guelph in 1986 and in 1993 received his diploma from the American College of Poultry Veterinarians. From 1986 until 1996 he served as the Director of Technical Services for Intervet Canada. He joined the poultry business unit of Bayer in 1996 as the National Sales Livestock Manager. For the past 18 years, Dr. Gillingham has served as the Canadian Regional Business Manager for Aviagen North America. Dr. Gillingham just published a book, Raising Amazing Chicks, that focuses on poultry management, particularly during the brooding phase of the bird’s life.

Dr. Manzira received his veterinary degree from the University of Pretoria in 2008. After graduation, Dr. Manzira joined Immunovet Services as company veterinarian for two years before joining Intervet as Sales Manager for Eastern and Southern Africa. In 2017, Dr. Manzira assumed a new role as Technical and Business Development Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa for Merck (also known as MSD Animal Health).

 

Drs. Scott Gillingham and Sainos Manzira present at the two-day training workshop sponsored by the World Poultry Foundation for field extension agents and veterinarians in Ethiopia.

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About the World Poultry Foundation (WPF) The World Poultry Foundation is a non-profit organization committed promoting economic development in emerging markets outside of the U.S. by providing education and technical training on poultry production. For more information, visit worldpoultryfoundation.org.

 

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World Poultry Foundation

Builds on Partnerships in South Africa

 

CONTACT:
Ashley Wiskirchen
Communications Specalist
info@worldpoultryfoundation.org

 

Stone Mountain, Georgia. — The World Poultry Foundation (WPF) has signed a second agreement with the KwaZulu-Natal Poultry Institute (KZNPI) in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

This agreement renews initiatives to conduct training programs for small holder poultry growers and extension agents throughout the region. The agreement’s primary goal is to train one hundred and sixty individuals in the 2018 calendar year.

 

 

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World Poultry Foundation Completes Successful
Training in South Africa

Goal is to improve husbandry skills among small farmers, service providers

CONTACT:
Leah Cochran Mulcahy
USA Poultry & Egg Export Council
770.413.0006
lmulcahy@usapeec.org

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.

Working with the KwaZulu Natal Poultry Institute (KZNPI), the WPF retained the services of Dr. Mike Lacy, a visiting Fulbright specialist and professor emeritus of poultry science at the University of Georgia. Lacy and Walter Gwala of KZNPI facilitated the weeklong training modules, which attracted small producers, provincial extension agents, and private extension providers.

 

 

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World Poultry Foundation Announces South Africa Grant

Partnership with Future Farmers to Focus on Poultry Husbandry Training in US

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.

 

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World Poultry Foundation Announces Rural Poultry Initiative in Tanzania and Nigeria

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – The World Poultry Foundation (WPF) has received a four year $21.4 million dollar grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to enhance poultry production in Tanzania and Nigeria.

Working closely with government and in-country private sector partners, the WPF will lead a project that will catalyze a transformation of rural poultry production in these two countries. This initiative will increase poultry production and productivity through the access of low-input dual purpose birds, increase rural household income, improve household nutrition and empower women.

 

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World Poultry Foundation concludes Ghana Project

University Poultry Scientists Help Poultry Farmers Train Peers

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – The World Poultry Foundation (WPF) recently concluded the second phase of a landmark multiyear project to improve poultry and egg production in Ghana by teaching a small group of producers to train other producers with a long-term goal of boosting the industry’s husbandry capabilities.

Funded by the WPF in partnership with the Ghanaian Ministry of Food and Agriculture and the Ghana National Association of Poultry Farmers, this “train-the-trainer” program taught local poultry farmers how to produce chickens more efficiently, with particular emphasis on improving biosecurity to help prevent the spread of disease.

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World Poultry Foundation-Funded Hatchery Project Completed In Vietnam

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – The World Poultry Foundation launched its new website this week, as part of its rebranding initiative.

The rebranding initiative was implemented in 2015 as World Poultry Foundation (WPF) was re- named from the USAPEEC International Poultry Development Program (UIPDP). WPF also hired Randall Ennis, former CEO of Aviagen, as its new CEO.

 

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World Poultry Foundation launches new website

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – The World Poultry Foundation launched its new website this week, as part of its rebranding initiative.

The rebranding initiative was implemented in 2015 as World Poultry Foundation (WPF) was re- named from the USAPEEC International Poultry Development Program (UIPDP). WPF also hired Randall Ennis, former CEO of Aviagen, as its new CEO.

 

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World Poultry Foundation Taps Ennis As CEO

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – Randall Ennis, former CEO of the Aviagen Group, has been named president of the World Poultry Foundation, previously known as the USAPEEC International Poultry Development Program (UIPDP).

 

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