15 Jun 2021

World Poultry Foundation releases training videos for African poultry farmers



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Content available in: العربية (Arabic)

The US-based World Poultry Foundation (WPF) created different online training videos to teach African poultry farmers and producers the best practices to improve their systems. For many years, these video series were developed together with local organizations such as South Africa’s Kwazulu Natal Poultry Institute to help local farmers.

The new series of training videos, designed to assist small and mid-size brooding operations and rural farmers, cover key areas such as management of feed, water, brooding, vaccination, recordkeeping, biosecurity, and poultry housing.

Randall Ennis, the WPF CEO, established that the video series was developed to address challenges faced by emerging poultry farmers.

 

“In our training sessions and engagements with new and emerging farmers across the African continent, we discovered that many farmers had certain challenges in common. These included feed and water management and accurate record-keeping, among others. We found they were able to significantly improve their outputs and profits once they had access to information on best practices,” he added.

The videos are classified into 4 categories:

  1. Production: related to feed, water, litter, zone of comfort (brooding)
  2. Management: related to vaccination, managing for success (recordkeeping)
  3. Housing: poultry housing, preparing the house, biosecurity
  4. Small scale producer: topic related to household nutrition and backyard management

 

The key goals of this project are:

  • Poultry production and productivity: By having access to improved low-input dual-purpose breeds that have been properly brooded, fed, and vaccinated, the WPF seeks to achieve a significant increase in productivity when compared to the local indigenous breeds.
  • Increasing rural household income: Improved management and



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