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WPF releases new training resources for small-scale poultry farmers in Africa

The World Poultry Foundation (WPF) has released a series of new training materials to help small- scale poultry farmers improve their farming methods and incomes. The WPF explains that small-scale producers are farmers who typically start with just a few birds in their gardens, but who later grow their flocks ...

Transferring Knowledge to Partners: A Comprehensive Approach to Training and Development in the APMI Program

  By: Eve Kamba and Joe Antonyo Training plays a crucial role in the success of the African Poultry Multiplication Initiative (APMI), ensuring our partners are well-prepared for their roles and responsibilities.  Our training program utilizes a structured framework consisting of  needs assessments, resource development, capacity building, and monitoring and evaluation. ...

Improving chicken nutrition – new app helps farmers get feed mixes right

A free mobile app for chicken farmers is set to make optimal poultry nutrition easier, while also helping farmers save money and improve profits. The FeedMixer App, now available on the Apple and Google Play Stores, is designed by poultry nutrition experts at the Poultry Science Department at the University ...

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 ...