We give you the tools to spread your wings!
We give you the tools to spread your wings!
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The KwaZulu-Natal Poultry Institute is situated in the Bisley Valley Nature Reserve some eight kilometers from the Pietermaritzburg city centre.  We’re a private poultry training facility and 

we have grown to become Africa’s premier training facility for poultry farmers at all levels. From household to small and mid-sized producers to the staff of large companies, we have a poultry course for you!

Farewell to Janet Lee

We bid farewell to Janet Lee, GM of KZNPI for the last 7 years, as she takes on an exciting opportunity on a broiler breeder and pig farm in the UK. Janet has served the Institute tirelessly, and has been instrumental in forging relationships that have been vital for KZNPI to be able to continue to provide training. Under her leadership the Institute has managed to adapt to changing times and difficult circumstances and has remained a leading poultry training provider. She has been key to maintaining the “jewel” that KZNPI has been described as, and she will be greatly missed.          

We would like to thank her for her years of hard work and valuable input and wish her well in her new venture.

The current management team (Tessa de Carle, Shelley Johnston and Nicky Tyler) are managing the Institute in the interim with the support of the board of Directors with Lindelihle Nxumalo continuing his role as Farm Manager. Although on site training has come to halt due to Covid 19, we have launched an online training platform. We are currently underway with the first module in Advanced Broiler Production, and are soon to start with Business Skills.                                                                                                                                                                                                  

About us

The KZNPI has, in recent years, spread its wings into Africa and has trained farmers and poultry advisors from countries including Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Nigeria and Mauritius.

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Training & Courses

We are an accredited AgriSeta Education and Training Provider and as such we can offer the National Certificate in Poultry Production at NQF Level 3.

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Membership of the KZN Poultry Institute is open to any individual, institution or company associated with the poultry industry within southern Africa. You do not need to be a member to benefit from our training though!

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  • “The content, study guide and facilitator was excellent. The course was informative and interesting for people / advisors who knew nothing about broilers and also updated people who had basics on poultry.”

  • “It delivered more than what I had expected. I gained a lot from the training. There is really nothing to be improved since everything was clear, well detailed and very informative and useful. The facilitator is very knowledgeable and you can see that it’s in his blood. He was able to answer all questions satisfactory – very friendly person. He went the extra mile to make sure we understand everything.”

  • “The course was informative. I realised that some of the activities we have been doing were wrong and that lead us to our projects failing. I have improved a lot. The content of the course was relevant to our day-to-day duties. If we can practice what we preach we can take the industry forward.”

  • “I believe that the course content and facilitation are perfect. I will recommend this course to others. Well organised and presented.”