From the Field

Categories: From The Road

WPF visits South Africa, in the nick of time

On the move again, the WPF visited South Africa last week. We went to visit our local partners as well as deepen our relationships with others working in the poultry space in South Africa. While in Pretoria, we met with government and non-government partners to brainstorm future partnerships. One exciting ...

WPF visits Hamara team in Zimbabwe

The WPF team took advantage of a decline in COVID-19 cases in Sub-Saharan Africa to travel to Zimbabwe this month. We went to visit our partners on the ground, Hamara, who are implementing the APMI model with farmers throughout Zimbabwe (and are also growing into Zambia!). Though the trip was ...

Spring 2020 Visit to Tanzania

The WPF staff had the opportunity to visit poultry producers in the Morogoro Region in Tanzania (196 kg west of Dar es Salaam).  The team visited several villages where Mother Units (also known as Brooding Units) were growing Sasso birds to 28 days and then selling them to neighboring farmers and villages.  ...

Fall Visit to Nigerian Villages

While visiting in Nigeria, World Poutlry Foundation CEO, Randall Ennis, and others had the opportunity to go visit with mother units and smallholder farmers in the rural villages. While in Nigeria, they traveled to the Ilesa community in Osun State and the Igangan village in Ogun State. They saw first-hand ...

Growing Flocks in Nigerian Villages

A travel note from Randall Ennis, CEO of World Poultry Foundation: On my last visit to Nigeria, I had the opportunity to go to several villages to talk with farmers and observe the Noiler bird under field conditions. During our visit, we stopped ain the villages of Abatan, Alapako, and ...

WPF Staff travel to Kenya

While attending meetings in Nairobi, Kenya, World Poultry Foundation staff took time to travel about four and a half hours northwest to visit small holder farmers near Keringet, Kenya. This area is very productive and farmers, in addition to producing poultry, grow potatoes, peas, maize and other row crops and ...

Managing Editor Visits Seymour, Indiana

Richard Fritz was in Seymour, Indiana to visit with seven poultry interns from South Africa who are serving with Rose Acre Farms.  The WPF has financially supported the establishment of the South Africa poultry internship program through the Future Farmers Foundation.  The interns spend up to a year at various ...

Visiting the KwaZulu Natal Poultry Institute

Richard Fritz was recently in South Africa and visited the Kwazulu Natal Poultry Institute (KZNPI) where WPF has provided training to over 300 small holder farmers and extension agents.  The WPF has provided a grant to the WPF to expand and upgrade their facilities and improve biosecurity.Pictured is the base ...