Photo of the Week: Newfound Pride in Local Poultry

July 15, 2011

Two Mozambicans collect eggs from local chickens. In 2005, domestically produced poultry accounted for only a third of the market in Mozambique. TechnoServe recognized poultry’s potential to create jobs and economic opportunities, launching a comprehensive program to strengthen the local industry.Today, Mozambican broilers outnumber imports three to one.

Two Mozambicans collect eggs from locally-raised chickens. In 2005, domestically produced poultry accounted for only a third of the market in Mozambique. TechnoServe recognized poultry’s potential to create jobs and economic opportunities, launching a comprehensive program to strengthen the local industry.

Today, Mozambican broilers outnumber imports three to one, and in just four years, the poultry industry grew from $25 million to over $160 million. Hundreds of thousands of Mozambicans are living better lives thanks to the industry’s growth – eating healthier diets, accessing health care, sending more children to school.

Learn more about the Mozambican poultry industry's success.

 

Related Blog Posts

 

Linking Farmers to Markets

Linking Farmers to Markets

A new report from the World Food Programme highlights a partnership with TechnoServe that has helped thousands of small-scale maize farmers in Ethiopia improve their livelihoods.

Bigger Harvests, Brighter Horizons in Ghana

Bigger Harvests, Brighter Horizons in Ghana

TechnoServe helped to show how a new way of working with the supply chain can unlock the potential of Ghana’s smallholder farmers.

The Future of Chocolate

The Future of Chocolate

As demand for cocoa outpaces supply, smallholder farmers hold the key to ensuring a sweet and sustainable future for chocolate.