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Kyeema Ethiopia

Kyeema Ethiopia works to improve the health and wellbeing of marginalized communities and their environments. Our focus is on three key areas: championing the nutrition, health, and livelihoods of small-scale farmers, building resilient communities through a One Health and One Welfare approach, and backing innovative and inclusive technologies and approaches. Our programs aim to do this through the combination of supporting a more inclusive and sustainable Newcastle disease control model for family poultry, improving access to continued professional development for the poultry health sector and adopting complementary One Health initiatives for nutrition, health, and livelihoods outcomes in rural communities.

Current Projects


Improving Newcastle disease control through improved animal health curriculum and training

We are working with the African Union Pan-African Veterinary Vaccine Centre (AU-PANVAC) to improve food and nutrition security and livelihoods in selected AU Member States (MS) through establishment of sustainable village poultry production and health learning programs for animal health personnel.

Village poultry are the most common and often the only the livestock owned by the most vulnerable households in Africa. Every year outbreaks of Newcastle disease (ND) cause significant economic loss in production which could be prevented by vaccination. Sustainable vaccination programs involve increased motivation and capacity of animal health personnel at several levels.

Donor: DFAT ANCP Program

Status: ongoing (started 2019)

Read more about this program in here. 

Completed Projects

Care projectThis project provided training of trainers who worked with vet vendors to vaccinate chickens in their communities, with a particular focus on Newcastle disease (ND). In partnership with CARE Ethiopia and SNV (Netherlands Development Organisation), Kyeema Foundation participated in this project as part of the USAID Feed the Future Livelihoods For Resilience Activity.

Donor: USAID

Status: Completed 2021

Read more on the project here.

This project involved adapting training curricula and extension materials for the Ethiopian context, which will enhance the control of Newcastle disease in village chickens. Field training materials were also translated into Amharic by the Ethiopian Institute for Agriculture Research. Eleven national trainers from across the country were trained to be Community Vaccinator trainers.

Donor: Australian Embassy in Ethiopia, Direct Aid Program

Status: Completed 2018

Learn more about the project here. 

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