The main aim of this program is to expand the number of households vaccinating chickens against Newcastle disease, to produce healthier and larger flocks, and thus encourage more households to consume and sell their chicken and eggs.
With funds from FAO we have most recently worked in Manica, Tete, Zambezia, Nampula and Sofala provinces, from 2014 to 2017, specifically targeting the sustainable development goal 2 (zero hunger). This program also contributes to the SDG goals 8 (decent work and economic growth) and 5 (gender equality) through:
1. Training more vaccinators (including striving for balanced number of females and males);
2. Increasing vaccinator client base (number of households paying to vaccinate their chickens);
3. Increasing the efficiency of service that vaccinators provide (number of chickens vaccinated and reduced vaccine wastage); and
4. Increasing the amount of money vaccinators earn per vaccination campaign.
In 2016-2017, 150 households participated in three campaigns and 481, 337 chickens were vaccinated, with improved participation recorded in each subsequent campaign.
25 extension officers and 182 community vaccinators were trained.