Producers’ Organisations Capacity building project
In 2014, the International Egg Foundation joined forces with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and members of the private poultry industry and development partners in the Southern African region for a capacity development programme aimed at strengthening poultry producers in the region to fully exploit the potential role of poultry production in achieving food security.The programme created a series of meetings in Lusaka, Zambia, Johannesburg, South Africa and Harare, Zimbabwe. 'The National Workshop on Strengthening Poultry Producers Through Organized Action in Zimbabwe' was a three-day national workshop held 3-5 December 2014 in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Egg training centres
Founded in 2007, Ebenezer Agricultural Training Centre, Nampula, Mozambique equips students between the ages of 17 and 25 years old with business, agricultural and life skills. The students live on campus for two years and take part in practical training courses where they learn to grow crops, raise chickens and produce eggs. The development process offers students an opportunity to gain expertise while earning an income by caring for a small plot of land and tending to an egg operation.
The IEF provided financial and technical support to Ebenezer Agricultural Centre, establishing practical egg production training courses. Ebenezer agricultural / leadership centre is part of the Communities of Fusion group which also includes an academic school (Rapale International School).
More information can be found at www.ebenezerafrica.org.