A NEW ERA OF OUR SOCIAL COMMITMENT
LOHMANN has committed for many years to supporting various charitable projects by donating to different foundations and help organisations.
We were already considering the option of another form of contribution, alongside our existing social engagement. Doing something that was a more sustainable, long-term way of supporting a community in need.
So why not simply direct our profound technical knowledge in a different, less industrialised direction?
New project was born
In this context, a new project was born, in partnership with IEF (International Egg Foundation) – the so-called “Global Egg Schools”.
These schools aim to train and teach the basics of poultry housing to needy communities. This training can help them to improve their standards of living by learning new skills and, at the same time, boost their income for the family by keeping poultry – even just a few birds in the backyard.
First school in Mozambique
Mozambique is a country in south east Africa. Its capital is Maputo. It is located on the Indian Ocean and borders on Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Swaziland. After years of civil war, it is one of the poorest countries in the world.
In 2019, it ranked 180th out of 189 countries in the Human Development Index. The country has seen an upswing in recent years. Mozambique’s economy is mainly based on agriculture.
The first “Global Egg School” activity was held in June 2019 close to Nampula in Mozambique. It included farm visits, two days of training programmes and practical sessions with 45 less experienced farmers and 30 technicians as participants.
The school was specifically tailored to the individual needs of the chosen area and participants.
Topics include basics of Rearing, improving bird health and feed efficiency, as well as implementing meaningful biosecurity programmes. During practical part, vaccinations methods and Necropsy sessions were practiced.
The concept of the project is providing an on-going series of travelling global egg schools each year in areas of need around the globe. The next one is planned in Ecuador.
As the LOHMANN family, we will continue to support such projects in future in the context of fulfilling our social commitment in the egg industry.
The IEF works in partnership with leading global bodies and charities around the
world, adding value to existing projects in order to help fight malnutrition and provide
a self-sufficient food supply in developing countries.
By working together with our global partners, the IEF is empowered to have
maximum impact and effectiveness through funding, collaboration and the sharing
of information and best practice.