WISHH Sponsors African Poultry Industry Leaders for Production Training

Feb 07, 2019

University of Georgia Professor Jenna Wilson (center left) leads a practical session on egg residue analysis, a technique used to diagnose the cause of hatch problems.

ASA/WISHH is hosting a team of six poultry industry leaders from Africa this week at the University of Georgia’s 2019 International Poultry Short Course.

Through funding provided by USDA Foreign Market Development (FMD), ASA/WISHH was able to sponsor three participants from Ghana and three from Nigeria to participate in the four-day training, where they will learn how to use modern technologies to increase poultry meat and egg production.

Participants include industry leaders from the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) and the Ghanaian National Association of Poultry Farmers (GNAPF), as well as business representatives interested in increasing their company’s production.

Training sessions include nutrition, broiler and layer management techniques, and processing. The course includes classroom lectures and a variety of practical exercises led by some of the poultry industry’s leading influencers at the University of Georgia.

Following the training, participants will travel to Atlanta to attend the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) Feb. 11-14.