Poultry Farming a sustainable business for refugees
by James NKURUNZIZAfrom Individual
Poultry farming is one of the cheapest business which can be done on a small piece of land, but can be the most profitable one which can change the lives of people in a short period of time. Through chicken rearing, one can fight malnutrition among the refugees and their host population, as well as improving their wealth through selling eggs, meat and manure. Refugees in Rwanda will be taught and facilitated to rear both broilers and kuroilers on a small land, thus changing their lives.
What's the business opportunity for host and refugee community
Poultry realing will strengthen business exchange between refugees and the host communities because poultry feeds will be bought or made in agricultural products from the local community, whereas most of the eggs, meat and manure will be sold from refugee camps to the community and even outside the host country. This exchange of goods and services will not only have an economic impact between the two communities, but also will increase social interaction between them.
How has it been implemented and what impact it had
Poultry farming has been tasted among many rural and urban communities within Rwanda and even outside the country. It has changed lives of Rwandan refugees who returned from Tanzania, and some local families in Muhanga and Nyanza districts of Rwanda.
Our Skills and Experience
Being a Rwandan who has grown up in the country, I know the language spoken in the country, and most of the problems people face in Rwanda. I have been also practicing a small scale poultry farming which has given me some experience which can be useful for the refugees in Rwanda and even outside the country.