From the Field

Categories: African Poultry Multiplication Initiative

Planning for Profitability: A Deep Dive into APMI’s Success Model

By: Randall Ennis, Maureen Stickel and Jan de Jonge Developing a program that improves livelihoods and provides sustainable profit across a value chain requires accurate modeling, meticulous planning, and regular tracking. The African Poultry Multiplication Initiative (APMI) exemplifies this approach, focusing on developing a sustainable poultry model with far-reaching social ...

Partner Selection in APMI: Building Strong Foundations for Success

By: Randall Ennis, Maureen Stickel and Jan de Jonge Partner selection plays a crucial role in the success of the African Poultry Multiplication Initiative (APMI). The selection process involves careful assessment and consideration of various factors to identify committed and capable partners who can drive the implementation of APMI effectively ...

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 ...

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 ...

Request for Proposals

The World Poultry Foundation (WPF) is accepting proposals for baseline data collection activities for its APMI program. This consultancy is ultimately dependent on funding awarded. Locations: Sierra Leone, The Gambia Anticipated Start: November-February 2024 (depending on program rollout) Submission deadline: August 15, 2023 World Poultry Foundation APMI Data Collection RFP

Qatar and Gates Foundation pledge $200 million to help farmers adapt to climate change

This article appears in full on The Peninsula. Click here to read the original article. “The strategic partnership was announced by Bill Gates and Khalifa Al-Kuwari, Director General of QFFD, in the presence of Gates Foundation CEO, Mark Suzman during a panel at the Doha Forum. It will support climate-adaptive ...