× Digital News Videos Health & Science Opinion Education Columnists Lifestyle Cartoons Moi Cabinets Kibaki Cabinets Arts & Culture Gender Podcasts E-Paper Tributes Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified Jobs Games Crosswords Sudoku The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS
×
VAS

Homa Bay NGO rolls out free training for 16,000 poultry farmers

NYANZA
By James Omoro | August 28th 2020

A section poultry farmers during a training session in Rodi Kompany, Homa Bay county. [James Omoro, Standard]

More than 16,000 poultry farmers in Homa Bay County are a happy lot after NGO started a free extension services programme. 

The Heifer International Kenya through dubbed Hatching Hope, selected 16,000 farmers from various sub-counties in Homa Bay to undertake the programme.

Speaking when they met farmers during a sensitisation programme at Rodi Kopany trading centre on Thursday, the organisation’s Livestock Production Officer Denis Ogaso said the programme is aimed at equipping poultry farmers with the modern methods of farming.

The programme involves educating the farmers on how to provide their poultry with essential services such as vaccination, proper housing and feeding among other farm practices.

The farmers are sensitised through community groups referred to as producer organisations.

Ogaso said they started the project to equip poultry farmers with modern farming methods and to enhance their production.

“During our survey, we realised that most farmers don’t vaccinate the birds are lack proper housing. They also left the poultry to feed on their own,” said Ogaso.

The flaws in poultry farming can easily lead to malnutrition and death of the birds.

“Poultry farming is a lucrative venture but many farmers are not reaping the required benefit because they don’t provide their poultry with certain services. That is why we are sensitising them on modern poultry farming methods,” he added.

Farmers in the county said the programme is an eye-opener in poultry production.

“This programme will enable us to get more income from our farms,” said Caroline Achieng’, a farmer.

Linda Juma, another farmer, said the extension services had made them realise the potential of their activity.

“The extension services has made us realise that we can make a lot of money in poultry farming,” said Ms Juma.

The organisation also provided the farmers with personal protective equipment including handwashing tanks and masks.

Share this story
It's DNA test for stolen Nakuru cows
The process involves determining the age of the two cows which is then correlated with details provided by the two farmers
Opening Ceremony: Kenya takes her pride of place as 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games begin
Team Kenya Paralympics strolled majestically into the Tokyo Olympic Stadium led by captain Rodgers Kiprop and Powerlifter Hellen Wawira for the Openin

.
RECOMMENDED NEWS

.
OPEN JOB VACANCIES IN KENYA

;