On this question, we have no doubt. By working to support community based people, we ensure that we strengthen rather than replace local skills. We partner with rural communities to improve their livelihoods.
We know from our field surveys that one of the best ways to improve village chicken production is to prevent Newcastle disease. In our survey work, we found that losses from this disease were five times as high in households which do not vaccinate. That’s why we focus on giving community based vaccinators the means to ensure that all poultry owners in theirs and neighbouring villages have access to vaccine.
Kyeema and RPC are also working in close collaboration with Malawi government partners to ensure they play an enabling role for long-term success through ensuring reliable and sustainable production of the Newcastle disease vaccine.
We are also measuring our outcomes against indicators set out for the specific globally recognised sustainable development goals for 2030.