If you’ve ever been in sub-Saharan Africa, you’ve probably seen a chicken crossing a road. The funny thing is, that chicken might be key to solving one of the world’s most pressing problems: poverty.
For starters, they’re inexpensive to take care of, as Bill Gates wrote in his development blog. They’re also a good investment, helping chicken breeders make hundreds of dollars extra every year. And anyone—women and young people included—can get into the business.