Pinu Women’s Village Chicken Rearing Training

in Papua New Guinea

Most of the women had never received any previous training, so the Vanapa Farm session was a significant milestone. With a lack of employment opportunities in Pinu, the village chicken training was an important tool for ensuring food security and generating income. At the end of training, the women were provided with their village chicken starter pack of three hens, one rooster and a roll of wire for their chicken houses. On receiving their certificates, the participants were enormously proud of their first official community-based training and a little overwhelmed that they had received training ‘all the way from Australia!’