Capacity building in the poultry sector in Ethiopia

The Holland Africa Poultry Partners (HAPP) is a consortium of Dutch poultry input supplying companies and knowledge institutes who work together with Ethiopian poultry organisations, government bodies and knowledge institutes. Wageningen UR is a partner of the HAPP and is actively involved in capacity building with a focus strengthening research, providing practical training and improving the veterinary infrastructure. The project is managed by the National Africa Business Centre (NABC).

As part of the collaboration, a National Poultry Training Centre has been established in Debre Zeit, that will be officially opened in June 2015. The three poultry houses have been built by the Ethiopian government, equipped with material from the HAPP partners and a train the trainer programme has started to strengthen practical training capacity with the extension service of the Ethiopian government, Agricultural Training and Vocational Education Institutes and Universities.