Food Safety While Improving Livelihoods
Strengthening the poultry value chain in eastern Kenya
Kenya has a growing population and a growing middle class asking for more animal protein. Poultry production is increasing to meet the demand, but many of the women who act as suppliers in the value chain lack the knowledge and skills to make substantial changes in their livelihoods. This team is holding a three-day workshop to teach smallholder poultry farmers about poultry production and management, including housing, nutrition, disease control, food safety and marketing. The poultry farmers are part of the supply chain for Mulley’s, a family-owned supermarket in Kenya, that will also benefit from the capacity building as will two local veterinarians who will be expected to help Mulley’s sustain training programs as new farmers come on board.
Topics: Economic Vitality and Entrepreneurship; Food and Agriculture; Health, Nutrition and Medicine
Jarra Jagne, Animal Health Diagnostic Center
College of Veterinary Medicine
- Community partner: Mulley’s Supermarket
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