Agriculture is the back bone for economic growth in any developing country. We want to create a revolution in rural poultry (production) that will increase productivity and income for rural women and empower them to transform access of poor households to source animal protein in Africa. We believe that, the agricultural sector must undergo significant reform to a transformation. The rural poultry industry holds a significant promise to address some of these challenges, given its potential to aggregate low grain and convert it into high value, high quality protein. Realizing the full potential of backyard poultry for poverty reduction, nutritional security, and empowerment of women requires good and reliable supply of better performing genetics, affordable good quality feed, and access to poultry health products. It also requires basic extension and training in poultry husbandry, bookkeeping, and the development of output marketing systems and networks. The demand for animal source foods is increasing, but most nations cannot afford the purchase of livestock products. This demand has led to increase in importation with the scarce foreign exchange resources of the developing countries.
Breeding and hatching of Noiler DOC by Amo Farm Sieberer Hatchery (AFSH)
Training, Monitoring and Management (Extension Services)
Pre-Inspection of facilities, Pre-Stocking Inspection and Order Placement
A poultry farmer with existing brooding capacity; broods and vaccinates Noiler Birds from Day Old Chicks to 5 weeks. Thereafter transfers or sells to Small Holder Farmers in twenties in equal sex number.
SHFs receive 5 week old Noiler birds in equal numbers of male and female. They raise the male to 4 months to a target weight of 2.5kg to 3.5kg depending on how well she manages her flock. She sells to make some income (which could be used to get another batch of Noiler birds) or the family consumes some, while keeping female for egg production, which could also be sold or consumed to improve family nutrition. The female starts laying at 22 weeks, though we have recorded cases of early lay due to intensive feeding.