From the Field


How the WPF is Using Data to Accelerate Impact

Getting a clear picture of what’s happening in the field is a challenge: Who buys dual-purpose birds? Where are these farmers located? Are birds growing as we’d expect? What do farmers do with the eggs the birds lay? Are farmers earning profits? All important questions. All difficult to ...

Qatar Fund for Development Signs 5-Year Agreement with World Poultry Foundation to Expand the Poultry Sector in Sierra Leone and The Gambia

Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) has signed a 5-year, $13 million agreement with World Poultry Foundation (WPF) to expand its flagship program “the African Poultry Multiplication Initiative (APMI)” to The Gambia and Sierra Leone. This new partnership will increase poultry production by up to 200% compared to local indigenous breeds for over 100 ...

What is Dual-Purpose Poultry (DPP)?

Across Africa, an estimated 70% of small scale producers rear poultry (80% of whom are women). The majority rear traditional breeds which are more accessible in rural areas. Due to high mortality rates, expensive inputs, slower growth rates, and reduced egg production, traditional village breeds often result in low outputs, meaning small ...

“A lovely place – the farm, America, the people!”

The World Poultry Foundation partners with the Zimbabwean registered non-profit Growing Farmers Trust to fund training opportunities for Zimbabwean poultry farmers on US poultry farms. Placements are arranged through a partnership with the WISE Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Dyersburg, Tennessee, under the US Department of State J-1 ...

Poultry Training Pays Off

This story is one in a series from Frances Chisholm highlighting stories of lives impacted by World Poultry Foundation programs and workshops both in the U.S. and abroad. We encourage you to learn more about Ms. Chisholm and our poultry projects in South Africa. Start-up broiler farmer Thutego Matlala ...

12 Years of World Poultry Foundation

Richard Fritz has been a steadfast champion at World Poultry Foundation over the last twelve years. As he transitions away from World Poultry Foundation and into retirement, we wanted to gather some of the important lessons he's learned over his illustrious career in one place. An expert in the poultry ...

News from Zimbabwe: Exciting progress in a challenging environment

On my recent visit to Zimbabwe, I saw how the Hamara team, with the support of World Poultry Foundation, has been able to further develop their distribution network and deepen their reach into rural communities with their dual-purpose poultry (DPP) chickens. Hamara, our private sector partner in Zimbabwe, bravely kicked ...

We’re Hiring!

WPF is looking to fill several key roles as it plans for growth. A brief overview and detailed Job Description for each role are included below. Please apply, or share with someone you know who might be interested! Interested candidates should submit an application by Dec 1! Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning ...