sHARING COLLECTIVE INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE
An emerging commercial egg farmer can provide 30,000 people with an egg every week, thus education and training have always played an important role in the work of the IEF.
The IEF is continually committed to sharing the egg industry’s collective knowledge and expertise, to enable vulnerable communities to unlock the full potential of the egg.
In 2019, the first IEF Global Egg School took place in Nampula, Mozambique, providing technical training to 30 agricultural students and 40 local producers. This invaluable exchange of knowledge allowed participants to develop better, more sustainable sources of high-quality nutrition for their families and communities.
To continue to provide this educational support throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the IEF launched its first Virtual Global Egg School. The aim of this virtual school was to provide participants in Nampula with technical training and improve their understanding of crucial processes, so that they could pass on this knowledge to their teams and local out-growers, increasing the number of people ultimately benefitting from the training.
Additionally, the IEF has launched a knowledge-driven Production Manual to support emerging commercial egg producers (ECEPs) to adopt best practices and achieve long-term business productivity and stability. The manual delivers practical, actionable guidance on fundamental areas of egg production, based on extensive experience and expert knowledge from within the industry.
We are also working with the International Egg Nutrition Centre (IENC) and other partners to assist with the dissemination and improved understanding of research related to increased egg consumption in populations with high starch diets. This is being achieved through a series of high profile presentations and seminars around the world.