Tanzania Program Successfully Trains Local Poultry Producers

By: Anne Zaczek, U.S. Grains Council Manager of Global Development Programs

Training programs that are part of the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) Food for Progress program in Tanzania have resulted in several success stories, with two poultry producers, Eugene Kavishe and Costa Mrema, implementing management changes based on these courses to benefit their operations.

Video: USGC Training Programs Help Tanzanian Poultry Producers Expand Operations

Five Tanzanian poultry producers have expanded their farms from a few thousand birds in 2013 to more than 20,000 today in large part due to U.S. Grains Council (USGC) training programs that have taught producers how to address challenges with large-scale production, such as biosecurity and flock management.

 

Update from Tanzania: New Lab Equipment Promotes Use of High-Quality Grains

By: Anne Zaczek, U.S. Grains Council Manager of Global Development Programs

The U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) staff and consultants in collaboration with the Tanzanian Central Veterinary Laboratory’s (CVL’s) staff have reached a milestone in the Tanzania Food for Progress program with the introduction of new testing equipment in the lab.

Tanzanian Poultry Producer Success Story: Tarsila Kunda Mashelle

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Tarsila Kunda Mashelle was identified early in the ongoing U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Food for Progress program in Tanzania as a poultry producer who could benefit from one-on-one training. Just over a year later, this outreach has paid off in concrete results. She has already made many improvements in her flock management techniques and grown her flock to include 6,000 layers that are overseen by four staff members.

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