B4FA Fellow B4FA Fellow Lominda Afedraru writes:
Poultry keeping is becoming a lucrative farming initiative among farmers across the country, but there is a challenge of following the right practices to get better eggs and chicken to compete favourably on the market.
As such Scientists from Chonbuk National University under Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in collaboration with Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) have started a model poultry farm which will be used to train farmers across the country in best practices of keeping layer chicken using advanced technology for better marketing strategy of eggs.
The farm with a modern poultry facility is located at Makerere University Agricultural Research institute, Kabanyolo (MUARIK).
The principal of CAES, Prof Bernard Bashasha, explaining importance of the project at its launch in Kabanyolo noted that the Korean government has injected $1.3 million which will be utilised in management of the poultry farm as well as modern piggery and horticulture.
He explained that farmers across the country will come to attend short term trainings on modern poultry farming in a bid to go and set up their own farms as an income earning initiative.
The farm will be managed by students who are already pursuing courses in poultry and animal husbandry farming at Chonbuk University in Korea.
The project director, Dr Sungho Youn, explained that the modern poultry farm is aimed at increasing quality egg production to 120 tonnes in a period of three years and the poultry feed processing volume will be 1,000 tonnes.
At the end of the project 100 farmers would have been trained to operate modern poultry farms.
Poultry feed will be processed using local ingredients with the required ingredients for all stages of layer hens at Kabanyolo Read more