Hendrix Genetics to work with African farmers to develop their preferred chickens

Hendrix Genetics receives grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to improve the lives of African poultry farmers.

The project, entitled Sustainable Access to Poultry Parental Stock to Africa (SAPPSA), will work with African smallholder farmers to develop a tailored breeding program that will provide access to improved dual-purpose breeds that perform well under different African conditions. Dual purpose breeds are key for smallholder farmers to create a consistent revenue source with production of both eggs and chicken meat that provides nutritious protein to the growing African population.

“We are excited to use our extensive expertise in poultry breeding to benefit smallholder farmers in Africa,” said Louis Perrault, General Manager of Sasso and involved from the onset. “With the foundation’s support, we are committed to further build on a sustainable infrastructure to supply healthy parent stock across Africa.”

Kilde: HendrixGenetics