16th - 20th November 2020
A training workshop “Training of Trainers (ToT) on technologies for the promotion of local poultry value chain in Africa” was held from 16 to 20 November 2020 in Douala-Cameroon. This workshop was supported by the Live2Africa Project of AU-IBAR. The main objective of the workshop was to build the capacity of the participants on the latest technologies and developments in the local poultry value chain.
The specific objectives of the pilot ToT workshop in Cameroon were to:
- Identify key components and priority interventions areas of the local poultry value chain in Cameroon
- Validate and adopt models of community-based poultry breeding programmes while addressing technical gaps in the value chain
- Highlight and promote the appropriate technology and start up innovations to sustain the Cameroon local poultry value chain
- Design the way forward towards developing the local poultry cooperatives, Cameroon branches of the world Poultry science association (WPSA), Cameroon poultry inter-profession (IPAVIC) and the value chain
- Develop a stepwise Action Plan to guide the sustainability of the Cameroon local poultry value chain.
Participants consisted of local poultry geneticists, scientists, producers, poultry equipment manufacturers, ICT start-ups, technology developers, feed producers, poultry cooperatives promoters and animal health service providers from the five agro-ecological zones of Cameroon. Also present were government officials from m the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Industries (MINEPIA), and the Regional Delegate for MINEPIA in the Littoral Region of Cameroon; World Poultry Science Association (WPSA) Cameroon branch; the Cameroon poultry inter-profession (IPAVIC). The training was facilitated by Drs Christian Keambou Tiambo from CTLGH/ILRI (Kenya) and Henri Rene Zambou from Equavet Group (Cameroon).