With Africa’s animal protein market expected to expand in the coming years the importance of poultry and eggs as an important source of sustainable protein will grow too. Poultry provides some of the most inexpensive animal proteins that can be produced domestically, and as such is an important element in the livelihoods and food security of small farmers.
Solidaridad and Hendrix Genetics have partnered to develop sustainable poultry production in Mozambique and Zambia, Africa. With this project, a positive impact can be made in the lives of local farmers and their families. Through Sasso, Hendrix Genetics’ traditional poultry genetic brand, poultry farmers in Mozambique and Zambia will be connected with robust and well performing dual-purpose birds tailored for the individual needs of the market. Solidaridad, as the project’s implementing partner, develops sustainable production practices that provide profitable markets for smallholder soy farmers. This project will make use of soy crops as a source of poultry feed, reducing waste and producing more with fewer resources. This has the potential to transform the Southern African soy sector and to increase sustainability in the region.
About Hendrix Genetics
Hendrix Genetics, headquartered in the Netherlands, is a leading multi-species breeding company with primary activities in turkeys, layers, traditional poultry, swine, and aquaculture breeding. Backed by a strong portfolio of leading brands, Hendrix Genetics provides expertise and resources to producers in more than 100 countries, with operations and joint ventures in 25 countries and over 3,400 employees worldwide. www.hendrix-genetics.com