From the Field


Partnerships in South Africa Grow

Hello from Durban, South Africa! I am pleased to see the partnerships in South Africa grow. On Friday, February 16, 2018, I signed a second agreement with the Kwazulu Natal Poultry Institute [KZNPI] to conduct training, the following Sunday I signed our second agreement with the Future Farmers Foundation. We have provided ...

Bringing layers to Tanzanian Women

As part of a market awareness initiative to demonstrate the value of the dual-purpose bird’s egg laying capacity, women’s groups from various villages in the Iringa, Tanzania area were brought together for presentations and talks regarding the African Poultry Multiplication Initiative. To increase awareness of the laying potential ...

On the road, in Tanzania

Here are some photos I took while in Tanzania. The set of farms we visited were for data collection, as we are conducting a baseline survey for poultry producers there. We have a long journey ahead of us to help growers manage flourishing flocks in Tanzania, and are thankful for ...

The 2017 Poultry Africa Conference

On Octber 4-5th, I was fortunate to attend the 2017 Poultry Africa conference in Kigali, Rwanda. Here I am with Dr. Anthony Akunzule of Ghana, an old friend of the WPF. To learn more about this conference, you can visit their website: Poultry Africa 2017 | Poultry Africa 2017 – Richard Fritz   [gallery ...

“Hello!” Photos from Nigeria

Though the infrastructure was tough, the people and poultry in Nigeria are doing well. It was great to visit and meet with poultry producers there. - Randall   [gallery size="medium" ids="6306,6305,6304,6303,6302,6301,6300,6299"]        

Our August visit to Tanzania

Visiting with one of our first pilot Mother Units in Tanzania. Her first batch was 500 birds and already pre-sold to smallholder farmers. At right, 4-week-old “Kuroilers” ready to be distributed to smallholder farmers. Birds are brooded, vaccinated, and fed and ready for the villages!! – Randall Ennis  

July’s visit to Nigeria

Walking in the rain in Nigeria to visit one of the parent stock facilities used to produce the low-input dual purpose breeds for the African Poultry Multiplication Initiative. Biosecurity is very important and the only way in was by walking. Unfortunately, this visit was during the rainy season… – Randall Ennis

Three men in a taxi…

International travel: not always as glamorous as it sounds! This April, several members of the World Poultry Foundation traveled to Nigeria and other parts of Africa to meet with locals and check on progress of several programs in development there. “One drawback of traveling internationally is that the taxis in ...