World Poultry Foundation



Our mission is to be a catalyst for improving lives globally through the sustainable production of poultry by empowering farmers in developing regions.



A Mission is Realized

The USAPEEC International Poultry Development Program (UIPDP) was created in 1997 from an opportunity to assist the fledgling Russian poultry industry. Funds from the U.S. government and poultry industry were leveraged to enter into a joint venture partnership with a Russian broiler production facility. Elinar Broiler was created out of this partnership.



With Growth Comes Evolution

The UIPDP was actively sponsoring and participating in educational “train-the-trainer” programs in Africa and Southeast Asia. They were heavily involved in disaster relief efforts in Haiti and Indonesia after devastating earthquakes.

After the sale of UIPDP’s shares back to Elinar in 2006, it was agreed that proceeds would be used for charitable purposes outside the United States, to assist other poultry industries around the world.



Foundation Named and Celebrated

In 2015, after a complete strategic review of the organization, UIPDP was re-named to the World Poultry Foundation and restructured to reelect a broader mission for its work, yet focusing on the economic development of emerging markets through direct involvement with local industries and farmers.



Thriving in Mission and Vision

We are a non-profit organization whose mission is to help solve hunger and poverty issues through the production and consumption of poultry, while enabling farmers.

We work to promote economic development in distressed areas and emerging markets outside of the United States by helping to establish the production, availability, and ultimately consumption of a low cost, highly efficient and nutritious protein that poultry can provide. This will be accomplished by providing technical, educational, and any other assistance needed to foster the development of the local poultry and egg industries.

We seek to cooperate and partner with other like-mined foundations, organizations and governments by assisting them in projects that advance the charitable purposes of the Foundation.



Simply put, we are poultry people helping poultry people.
We Can Assist Poultry Producers, Because We Understand Their Needs
The World Poultry Foundation has the capabilities to improve poultry operations across the globe, because it is founded on the knowledge and participation of poultry professionals across various fields of research and expertise. We can provide a complete understanding of the poultry industry and look forward to it’s growth potential by tapping into years of experience.
We Understand the Importance of Global Access to Knowledge
We provide access to  experts in all disciplines involved in poultry production. While public perception of poultry operations lies predominately on the growing conditions, we know and provide access to experts with knowledge in governmental affairs, academic institutions and programs, manufacturing, processing, pharmaceuticals, equipment, management, nutrition, veterinary services and breeding practices.
Our Leadership Drives our Success
The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors, which oversees the vision and mission of the organization in identifying and funding projects that advances its philanthropic purposes.

The World Poultry Foundation is led by CEO Randall Ennis, who has more than 30 years of experience in poultry production and management, including extensive international experience. The WPF also retains consultants around the world who assist in carrying out its mission and projects.


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November 15, 2019

WPF and KZNPI Officially Open New Facilities

The KwaZulu-Natal Poultry Institute recently hosted its year-end function and officially opened the new facilities generously sponsored by the World Poultry Foundation (WPF). The institute, which is located in the Bisley Valley Nature Reserve on the outskirts of Pietermaritzburg, has been in existence for 28 years and has a solid reputation for poultry training excellence. In particular the training farm on the institute’s premises offers unparalleled opportunities for hands-on practical teaching in poultry flock management.

August 23, 2019

World Poultry Foundation Announces New Appointments to Board of Directors

The World Poultry Foundation added four professionals in the poultry and egg industries to its Board of Directors. The WPF is pleased to introduce these new members, who will bring their diverse expertise to our organization.

AUGUST 6, 2019

SA poultry farmers upskilled in farm, financial management

Over 240 small and disadvantaged South African poultry farmers have learned new business and farm and financial management skills in a series of workshops as part of a World Poultry Foundation (WPF) programme supported with grants by United States government.

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