Second place was awarded to Karmen Martin, whose backyard chicken, Jett, Queen of the Coop, is here waiting for her favourite treat, meal worms.
Third place went to Charles Sokoso, who is shown vaccinating village chickens with just one liquid drop in the eye. The photo portrays just how easy (and painless for the chicken!) this technique is and indeed how much interest and enthusiasm the vaccination campaigns generate in the communities we work with. Less chickens dying from Newcastle disease every year means a growing flock. What does this simple fact mean for families? It means more chicken and eggs to eat and a greater capacity to earn extra cash from chicken sales to pay for other food for the table, medicines when needed and school fees to send children to school.
The funds raised through this campaign will be combined with funding from the Australian Government to reach more people. Our new project in Malawi (in the Mchinji district) with the RPC is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).