The World Poultry Foundation (WPF) and its partners have delivered chickens to more than one million small holder farmers in Nigeria and Tanzania. The WPF has been implementing the African Poultry Multiplication Initiative (APMI) since 2017 in Tanzania and Nigeria. The APMI establishes a supply of brooded and properly vaccinated low-input, dual purpose chicken breeds to rural communities. The programme’s objective is to catalyse a transformation of rural poultry production by helping to scale private sector production and delivery efforts, with a special focus on improved income growth for rural women. The APMI has empowered rural women to improve the health, nutrition, and overall livelihood of their households by increasing overall household income through increased poultry and egg production.
Randall Ennis, CEO of the WPF, said: “When we began this journey, we anticipated obstacles and challenges, but the APMI has delivered results far beyond expectations. We have now validated increases in production parameters at the village level and can demonstrate empirically the positive impact throughout Tanzania and Nigeria.”
By the end of 2022, WPF plans to reach more than two million farmers. Poultry News