International Egg Foundation launches production manual for developing nations

The manual will support emerging commercial egg producers
calendar icon 14 December 2021
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The manual offers practical, actionable guidance on key areas of egg production. It is based on extensive experience and expert knowledge from within the egg industry and includes information on the importance of biosecurity, as well as information on farm set up and management. It is aimed at medium-sized layer farms with 100-5,000 birds.

“Our main aim as a charity is to enable those in need to improve the lives of their families and local communities, today and in the future," said IEF Chairman Tim Lambert.

“Through our Global Egg Schools programme we have identified fundamental areas where knowledge is commonly limited, such as biosecurity and layer management," he added. "It has been our experience that once best practices in these areas are shared, farmers have been able to significantly improve their outputs and profits.

Assisting farmers in developing nations with efficient production will not only help farmers and their families gain access to high-quality nutrition, but also support the nutritional status of their local community through egg sales.

Currently, the manual is available in English, French and Portuguese. Additional translations are in the works.

Melanie Epp

Melanie Epp is a freelance agricultural journalist from Ontario, Canada.

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