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Professor Chyi-lyi Kathleen Liang joins Board of ePoultry Nigeria

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In the journey to build ePoultry Nigeria into a social enterprise leveraging on technology to provide input financing, access to profitable markets and life skills to smallholder farmers as well as expanding frontiers to other African countries, the firm is happy to announce that Professor Chyi-lyi Kathleen Liang has joined its board.

Prof. Liang currently works as the Kellogg Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Agriculture and the Director of Center for Environmental Farming Systems, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, America’s largest historically Black university.

She is an award-winning scholar and founder of Dollar Enterprise, one of the best entrepreneurship curricula in the United States. Since 2005, Dollar Enterprise has educated more than 3,000 students, worked with over 400 community partners, donated more than $60,000 to charity organizations, and offered more than 50,000 service-learning hours to charity organizations.

Dr. Liang has a significant record of publications, presentations, awards, and grants in entrepreneurship and community development.

Kathleen does research in Agricultural Economics, Multifunctional agriculture, entrepreneurship and community development. Her current projects include Reginal Food Networks and Impacts on Food Security, Racial Equity in Food Systems, Entrepreneurship, and Experiential Learning.

She has a Master’s degree and PhD in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University, Indiana, USA and a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from National Taiwan University.

“She is leading efforts in ePoultry Nigeria by helping with innovative and herbal food systems that reduces the cost of production for smallholder poultry farmers in Nigeria which we are piloting as well as sustainable community development and entrepreneurship that deepens our impact and work on the continent,” ePoultry Nigeria said in a statement.

“Please join us in welcoming Distinguished Professor Chyi-lyi Kathleen Liang.”

ePoultry.NG is a social enterprise leveraging on digital technology to provide smallholder farmers in Africa input financing, access to profitable markets and life skills.

From its base in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State Nigeria, ePoultry.NG has empowered over 1000 smallholder poultry farmers through input financing, reduced post-harvest losses and has driven profitable sales through access to market subsidiary, Chicken Palace, created thousands of direct and indirect jobs and has created wealth for many in the poultry value chain.

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