Training a new generation of Zimbabwean poultry farmers and poultry farm managers.
Modeled on the Future Farmers Foundation of South Africa, the Growing Farmers Internship Program in Zimbabwe seeks to train a new generation of Zimbabwean poultry farmers and poultry farm managers. The funds are used to send aspiring Zimbabwean poultry farmers to commercial poultry operations in the U.S. for practical training and guidance in the form of a paid internship. Interns return to Zimbabwe after their apprenticeship abroad and receive support finding placement with a poultry company in Zimbabwe. The funds are dispersed as an interest-free loan, with each intern paying back the initial loan into a rotating fund that is used to send the next intern.
The Growing Farmers Internship Program will be concluding at the end of 2023.