Tyson to fight hunger in Tanzania

October 7, 2013
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SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Tyson Foods Inc. and World Vision are partnering to teach small family farmers in northern Tanzania how to raise chickens sustainably for food and income.

Through a new initiative called the Tyson Foods Fellows program, the two partners will integrate Tyson Foods’ technical knowledge about chicken production with World Vision’s Secure the Future Tanzania initiative to help small-holder farmers build more resilient livelihoods.

According to the latest World Food Programme research, more than 40 percent of the Tanzanian population lives with chronic food deficits and many are children.

Tyson Foods will send selected employees to Tanzania to teach local farmers how to raise chickens. Teachings will include such basics as best breed selection, keeping water clean, best feed choices, housing and disease management as well as processing, transportation and marketing.

World Vision estimates that the project will help educate 2,700 farmers about sustainable chicken production and directly benefit the lives of more than 10,000 Tanzanians

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