Egg Farmers supporting people in the Developing World

Oct 10, 2014

Egg Farmers of Canada to share knowledge with farmers in Swaziland about sustainable agriculture

The ultimate goal of a partnership between two organizations will be to bring about nourishment and knowledge to the impoverished in Swaziland. Egg farmers of Canada will work alongside Heart for Africa to educate local farmers about sustainable egg production practised in Canada.

Egg Farmers of Canada is an organization dedicated to the supply and promotion of eggs, as well as developing national standards for eggs. The not-for- profit organization’s goal is to be able to provide high quality eggs for Canadians. Heart of Africa is also a not-for-profit organization, but seeks to build self-sustainable homes for orphans in Africa. Both of these organizations will work together on Heart for Africa’s Project Canaan - where business individuals from various countries provide support to Swaziland, Africa, with sustainable practices in Agriculture.

Project Canaan, with support from EFC, will work together to build a new egg farm that will provide Swazi locals with egg farming techniques that are commonly practiced in Canada. It will also provide sustenance for orphaned children in the area. The program hopes to impart sustainable farming practices on locals, while at the same time providing nourishment to those in need. Eggs are able to provide 14 key nutrients as well as 6 grams of protein which are a vital to the development of children. Orphans who suffer from malnourishment also face increased risks, as vaccines require the human immune system to contain high quality proteins in order to work effectively.  

Swaziland is currently facing major issues due to subsistence farming, a practice that only allows for farmers to provide enough food for their families. More than 1.2 million people in Swaziland rely on this type of agriculture to survive at the present. Project Canaan not only seeks to help nourish child orphans but also provide Swaziland locals the knowledge to develop a sustainable community.

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