From the Field


Visiting Lagos, Nigeria

Organizations who are working to support the WPF African Poultry Multiplication Initiative (APMI) had the opportunity to accompany WPF staff in visiting several Mother Units and small holder farmers outside of Lagos, Nigeria. Staff from these organizations will be assisting WPF to measure changes the APMI will bring to farmer ...

While in Vikawe, Tanzania…

While in Vikawe, Tanzania (in the coastal area north of Dar es Salaam) I had the opportunity to visit a Mother Unit owned by Zarina Madabida. Zarina owns a Mother Unit, brooding Sasso birds to 28 days of age for sale to small holder farmers in the area.  She also has ...

World Poultry Foundation Builds on Partnerships in South Africa

Contact: Ashley Wiskirchen | Communications & Marketing   Stone Mountain, Georgia. — The World Poultry Foundation (WPF) has signed a second agreement with the KwaZulu-Natal Poultry Institute (KZNPI) in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. This agreement renews initiatives to conduct training programs for smallholder poultry growers and extension agents throughout the region.The agreement’...

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"]