WPF online videos to boost biosecurity in African poultry farming

WPF online videos to boost biosecurity in African poultry farming

The US-based World Poultry Foundation (WPF) has released a series of training videos to help Africa’s poultry farmers raise healthier birds and so enhance both their profitability and their communities’ nutritional status.

WPF CEO Randall Ennis says the video series was developed to support WPF’s key goals of supporting improved poultry production and productivity, increasing rural household income, improving household nutrition and the empowerment of women. 

WPF’s training series, with three videos dedicated to poultry housing, outlines how to design and build a poultry house for maximum poultry health, and how to effectively sanitize a poultry house before introducing a new flock. The videos on housing and biosecurity also elaborate on how to ensure the right temperatures, drainage, and ventilation, how to calculate the right amount of floor space, the best height for the walls and roof, the ideal materials to use, and why it is necessary to develop a zone of comfort for new chicks. WPF experts also give advice on water supplies to ensure optimal bird health, and how to protect flocks from predators.

The training videos, as well as free checklists and worksheets, are available here


Issued by ITP Communications on behalf of the World Poultry Foundation. For further information or please contact Leigh Angelo or Kabelo Phalane at leigh@tradeprojects.co.za or kabelo@tradeprojects.co.za

About the World Poultry Foundation

Formerly known as the USAPEEC International Poultry Development Program (UIPDP), the World Poultry Foundation works 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. The World Poultry Foundation will seek to cooperate and partner with other like-minded foundations, organizations, and governments by assisting them in projects that advance the charitable purposes of the Foundation.

UIPDP was created in 1997 from an opportunity to assist the fledgling Russian poultry industry. Funds from the U.S. government and the 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. 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 U.S. to assist other poultry industries around the world. In 2015, UIPDP was re-named the World Poultry Foundation and restructured to reflect a broader mission for its work yet focusing on the economic development of emerging markets through direct involvement with local industries and farmers.

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