US Foundation Works to End African Poverty with Chickens

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By Gary Thornton, WATT Poultry USA Magazine

The World Poultry Foundation has a $21.4 million grant from the Gates Foundation
and a passion to improve lives in rural Africa with poultry.

Can the World Poultry Foundation (WPF) take a $21.4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and, in four years, improve incomes and nutrition for millions of smallholder chicken farmers in rural Africa?

That’s the challenge for the team leading the World Poultry Foundation, which is working in rural Nigeria and Tanzania to empower smallholder farmers — especially women — to earn higher incomes and improve the nutrition of their families through poultrygrowing enterprises.