The project will build capacity of local entrepreneurs and smallholder farmers to increase production of nutritious eggs across Ethiopia.
Eggs are an affordable high-quality protein and an excellent pathway to improving child and maternal diets with significant potential to bend the malnutrition curve. Research studies have established that eggs contribute significantly to reduce stunting and improve dietary diversity. However, philanthropic efforts to improve egg production through backyard poultry have failed to show impact. Consistent with global evidence, closing the gap will require a shift towards small-scale, commercially-driven solutions.
The Egg Hub is a sustainable, localized model of egg production that spurs creation of small-sized farms. SAL, in collaboration with field partners, will: