Name of organization: African Poultry Network of the World Poultry Science Association
Acronym: APN WPSA
Year/date/place of establishment: Friday the 27th of September 2010 INRA Nouzilly, France
Name of coordinator/chair: Dr. Thomas Kaudia
Dr. Thomas Kaudia
Chairman of the APN
Box 60745 – 00200 Nairobi
Dr. Harry Swatson
1 Wensleydale Road, Scottsville X01, Pietermaritzburg 3201, KZN, South Africa.
Tel: +27 33 3425520
Chairman of the APN-WPSA
Box 60745 – 00200 Nairobi
A workshop was held at INRA Nouzilly, France on Friday the 27th of September 2010 to discuss the establishment of the WPSA (sub-Saharan African poultry Network. About 50 poultry practitioners including African delegates and WPSA members involved or interested in the whole poultry value chain in Sub-Saharan Africa actively participated in the deliberations. Discussions centred on the aims, goals, structure, modus operandi of the Network. In addition ways in which the Network will operate to assist in strengthening poultry education, training, research capability and overcoming the constraints of poultry production in Africa were brainstormed.
The Network was thus established on the 27th of September 2010 in Tours, France during the European Poultry Conference. It is a thematic network covering research, education/training, extension and organisational activities along the whole poultry value chain. A “across sector “ approach will enable students, researchers, stakeholders and practitioners in the small-scale family, semi-scavenging sector 4 production with indigenous birds, large scale, sector 1 commercial meat and egg production practitioners to be active participants of the APN-WPSA.
The establishment of the APN management
In the interim five “champions” were elected to oversee the functioning of the Network.
Countries and Members selected
Cameron : Dr Jean Claude Fotza
Togo : Prof Kokou Tona
Kenya : Dr Thomas Jean Claude
Mozambique : Dr Rosa Felizarda da Costa
South Africa : Dr Harry Swatson
Subsequently a steering committee was established that included the champion’s and three members from established WPSA branches in Africa.
The additional members are from
Nigeria : Prof Daisy Eruvbetine
Ghana : Prof Comfort Acheampong
Tanzania : Prof Uswege Minga
To be a Global leader in promoting poultry education, appropriate and innovative research, scholarly and professional poultry related activities and providing services to the poultry industry along the whole poultry value chain
Members are required to participate in cross-country, cross cultural poultry related activities. Our members have the ability to effectively communicate and innovatively apply their specialist poultry knowledge to provide the required advice on solving problems relating to the whole poultry value chain.
Strategic partnerships between members of the APN will enable the discovery, transfer of knowledge and skills through research, training and development. The APN is well poised to anticipate and effectively respond positively to changes and challenges in the African Poultry Industry value chain.
Mission Statement (draft..)
The African Poultry Network of the World Poultry Science Association promotes the generation of new innovative knowledge and the development of human capital through the dissemination of research, training and development information in support of a prosperous African Poultry Sector.
Aims/Objectives of the WPSA-APN in Africa (…draft)
The Network may undertake other related activities if considered appropriate by the General Assembly and/or the Executive Committee.
Funded through WPSA Membership fees and external funding where appropriate
Address some challenges facing the African poultry industry. These include:
APN activities will include but will not be limited to the following: