From the Field

WORLD POULTRY FOUNDATION JOURNAL

“It’s doable!”

Peter Meyer raises broilers in South Africa. He is a big fan of the KwaZulu-Natal Poultry Institute (KZN PI), having taken three courses, all supported by the World Poultry Foundation.  “They are doing great work,” he exclaimed. Peter raises 1,000-1,500 birds per cycle in Limpopo province and sells primarily to ...

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KZN PI abattoir course opens eyes of emerging broiler farmer

Phumla Ntombela returned to her rural roots a few years ago, took numerous short agriculture courses, studied animal production, and became a chicken farmer.  “My dad kept chickens, they always fascinated me,” she exclaims. The young South African keeps layers but her focus is on broilers.  She raises 1,000 birds per ...

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Wytse Vellema Joins World Poultry Foundation Executive Team

The World Poultry Foundation has announced the appointment of Wytse Vellema as Senior Program Manager. Wytse will be a part of the WPF Executive Team and will be responsible for managing the dual-purpose development programs in Africa and engaging with other development organizations and private companies to build distribution networks ...

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From Farm Intern to Farm Supervisor

Returning to a very tight South African job market, World Poultry Foundation intern Sicelo Gamede lucked out in securing a supervisory position at Chiffon Estates, the mixed poultry/pig farm in South Africa where he started his poultry career. “I feel that my life isn’t at a standstill,” he ...

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World Poultry Foundation Elects Elton Maddox Chairman

The board of directors of the World Poultry Foundation, a global organization devoted to combating world hunger through the rural production of poultry in emerging countries, has elected Elton Maddox as chairman. He succeeds Eric Joiner who recently announced that he is retiring after 10 years in the position. A veteran ...

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Up the Ladder She Goes

Since her amazing year pioneering as a World Poultry Foundation-funded intern at Iowa Cage Free, Nothando “Thando” Sibiya’s professional trajectory has definitely been “sky’s-the-limit.”   Back in South Africa, in just over two years she progressed from one manager position to another and also squeezed a brief entrepreneurial stint ...

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“Always positive”

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. Indiphile Bezana had visa in ...

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Poultry Intern In-Waiting

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. “I can do anything, as ...

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