From the Field

Categories: South Africa

“Everything is linked”

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. Asked about the best part ...

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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 ...

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From Farm Intern to Farm Manager

Checking in with World Poultry Foundation sponsored intern Sethabile "Seh" Dlamini since her return to South Africa, the vivacious young poultry farmer effused with good news:  In June she was hired to manage a new layer farm, Iyanda Holdings, which trades as Wonderland Foods.  Located on the edge of Durban, ...

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“Everything is linked”

Asked about the best part of the recent Hatchery Management course that she attended at South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Poultry Institute, Fortunate Shivambu demurred, “Everything is imperative, everything is linked. You have to understand the whole process.” The young Hatchery operator, with a degree in Animal Production, a focus on ...

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Lockdown’s Silver Lining

Pako Jood’s life took an unforeseen turn when he moved back to the family farm from his IT job in Johannesburg as South Africa entered its first hard COVID lockdown in early 2020. Years earlier, his father had bought an incubator to produce chicks for his broiler business, but the ...

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Mentally strong, physically strong

Currently, the sole World Poultry Foundation-funded farm intern from South Africa in the US, Indiphile Bezana is drawing on a well of inner strength as she settles into life on a remote commercial poultry farm in the Arizona desert, a long way from the verdant pastures of home in South ...

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Media Roundup: South African coverage of WPF and KZNPI’s Training Efforts Praise and Raise Awareness of Programs

Our partnership with the KZNPI on building up training programs and facilities is getting noticed! We've rounded up some "Media Mentions" for you to learn more about these growing initiatives in South Africa. Enjoy! The Meander Chronicle - KZN poultry farmers get hands-on training in PMB – The Meander Chronicle Agribook ...

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“If you know what you want to do, do it!”

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. Zilungisele Jozana knew he wanted ...

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