Building the local flock with our new partner in Papua New Guinea–PRR Foundation
PRR’s flock now numbers over 500 chickens from an initial starter flock of 50 chickens only 18 months ago. Melissa has now started to sell chickens to local businesses in and around Lae. New staff members have been employed and trained to assist with the village chickens and the planned community training. A local agriculture student from the vocational training school is currently assisting in data collection and analysis of the increasing village chicken flock.
Melissa also hopes to put the knowledge she gained in coral reef gardening in Fiji in 2019 to practice. A site in Salamaua, Morobe Province has been proposed and CEPA – PNG’s Conservation and Environment Protection Authority – has shown their interest in establishing this site which will significantly help in developing PRR Foundations’ first coral garden.
It’s been a busy 2020 and an even busier year ahead; we look forward to helping PRR Foundation make strides in growing the local chicken value chain in PNG in 2021.
Learn more about our food and nutrition security and livelihoods program in PNG: www.kyeemafoundation.org/explore-our-work/png/
If you’re interested in supporting the work of PRR Foundation to enable households to have a flock of chickens with a secure chicken coop in 2021, visit our donate page to learn about giving options.