TRAINING AND EMPOWERMENT OF 360 SMALLHOLDER POULTRY FARMERS ON BEST POULTRY PRODUCTION PRACTICES AND MARKETING IN TWELVE STATES, (TWO STATES FROM EACH GEO-POLITICAL ZONE) – 16TH & 17TH AUGUST, 2022.
The Federal Government conducted a training and empowerment programme for 30 smallholder farmers each in Adamawa and Gombe (NORTH-EAST), Kano and Jigawa (NORTH-WEST) Kwara and Niger (NORTH CENTRAL), Ogun and Osun (SOUTH-WEST), Enugu and Abia (SOUTH-EAST), and Akwa Ibom and Rivers (SOUTH-SOUTH).
The Poultry management training is to strengthen small holder farmers for improved food and nutritional security, improve production practices, processing, packaging and marketing operations so as to enable them generate income, provide employment and create wealth for the nation.
Major topics covered include: ∙ Poultry Production and Agribusiness
∙ Type of poultry production
∙ Site selection
∙ Space requirement of bird/stocking density of birds
∙ birds rearing equipment
∙ Feed requirement of bird/ record keeping
∙ Daily scheduled activities
Beneficiaries were given starter packs which includes:
- 100nos of day-old broilers
- 2nos of 50kg bag of feed
- 3 set of drinkers
- 3 set of feeders
- Medication packs
- Transportation allowances.
The pictorial evidence as follows: