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20/01/2021 News

TUPNI, Partners Empower Rural Women through Poultry Intervention Project

A total of 300 women in Billiri Local Government Area of Gombe state; home to some internally displaced persons from neighboring Adamawa and Borno states, now have one more reason to smile. The collaboration between TUPNI and Propcom Mai-Karfi (a UKAID funded program) on a poultry intervention project which took advantage of the competence and qualitative contributions of Propcom Mai-karfi, birthed a Corporate Social Responsibility intervention, which was aimed at economically empowering rural women by building their capacity on improved local chicken production and providing business startup kits to support poultry production and was implemented by Innovation Consultancy Agricultural Services (ICAS).

Total Upstream Nigeria Limited, NNPC along with its partners and ICAS, held a training course for the women on improved local chicken production techniques between September and December 2020. Several topics were covered including simple techniques to enable rural poultry farmers increase their production cycles from 2-3 cycles to 6-7 cycles of production annually.

The choice of local chicken as a tool for empowerment stemmed from the strategic importance of poultry in Nigeria's food chain and rural communities. Nigeria's poultry market is estimated at N250 billion with an annual consumption 290,000MT and supply deficit of 1.21 million metric tonnes, 80% of poultry produced in Nigeria are reared by rural women and local chickens are known to be resilient, requiring minimal investment with a rapid return on investment.

The intervention was implemented in a manner that ensures sustainability, with the creation of an Incubation Hub in the community. A 500-capacity solar powered incubator was donated to the community by TUPNI and its partners to guarantee the continued production of good quality local chicks, a key prerequisite for successful poultry rearing. One of the female beneficiaries in the community was tasked with the management of the hub as an Incubation Manager. Each of the 300 beneficiaries also received 20 chicks, feeds and cages as business startup kits.

The beneficiaries attested to the impact of the intervention as increase in their income will directly improve living conditions. They further shared their gratitude to TUPNI and its partners for empowering and equipping them to cope with the current economic hardship, exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Total Women Empowerment Programme

    Total Poultry Production Intervention Programme

  • Total Women Empowerment Programme

    Total Poultry Production Intervention Programme

  • Total Women Empowerment Programme

    Total Poultry Production Intervention Programme

  • Total Women Empowerment Programme

    Total Poultry Production Intervention Programme

  • Total Women Empowerment Programme
  • Total Women Empowerment Programme
  • Total Women Empowerment Programme
  • Total Women Empowerment Programme