A division of SAPA, called the DEVELOPING POULTRY FARMERS’ ORGANISATION (DPFO), was established in 2003 to cater for the specific needs and requirements of emerging and small-scale poultry producers.

It is recognised by the South African Poultry Association (SAPA) that specific and significant resources would have to be put in place in addition to merely creating an organisation. Significant support will be required by both relevant government agencies and the private sector. The DPFO will have to fulfill a dynamic Capacity Building and Advocacy role, and will have to exert pressure in order to mobilise resources from various quarters, including government and the donor community.

The formation of the DPFO started a dynamic process that will enable emerging poultry farmers, from previously disadvantaged communities, to finally move into the mainstream of the economy

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