Egg Farmers of Canada continues to help crack the code on hunger by supporting Heart for Africa and sustainable egg farming practices in Eswatini

For over seven years, Egg Farmers of Canada has partnered with Heart for Africa to support Project Canaan, a 1,000 hectare large-scale land development project in Eswatini. Through Project Canaan, expertise and resources are brought together to find holistic solutions to complex issues facing this southern African community.
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Founded by Janine and Ian Maxwell, Heart for Africa brings hope to the people of Eswatini by focusing on areas of hunger, orphans, poverty and education. In particular, Egg Farmers of Canada supports Project Canaan through a vital egg farming initiative that feeds the hungry, creates local jobs, and teaches local egg farm staff new skills, including how to produce eggs sustainably.

Sustainable agriculture is crucial for countries experiencing food insecurity and malnutrition. Locally sourced eggs are a perfect way to supplement diets often lacking in protein with high-quality, nutritious food. Egg Farmers of Canada’s support for Heart for Africa’s Project Canaan has created a sustainable agricultural system that produces more than 4,000 eggs each day for the children and staff at the orphanage, as well as the wider local community. Moreover, these eggs supplement a program that delivers 1.2 million meals every year to people in Eswatini.

To this day, Egg Farmers of Canada remains committed to supporting Heart for Africa and Project Canaan, providing on-the-ground expertise by sending Canadian egg farmer volunteers to work with the community to help sustain the egg farming operation. While helping the egg farm work toward achieving self-sufficiency, Egg Farmers of Canada also raises funds annually to support ongoing operations costs so that the people of Eswatini continue to have access to locally produced, high-quality eggs all year round.

You can learn more about Heart for Africa by picking up Janine Maxwell’s book, HOPE LIVES HERE, available in Canada on Amazon. The book provides an in-depth look into Project Canaan and the essential work that is taking place in Eswatini. For those interested in contributing to the cause, visit and help support the egg project by making a tax-deductible donation.

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