Poultry Association to build Feed Self-Processing Facility
Poor crop due to lack of rain has resulted in the rising prices of hen feed. This has come as a direct blow to the Gergef Poultry Association (no. of associates: 30 female returnees) that commenced chicken farming in June, 2005, as the production cost of eggs has began to rise. The already grave situation has only been exacerbated by the outbreak of the bird flu, which in itself, has threatened the existence of Eritrea’s poultry farming.
JEN will begin the construction of a feed self-processing facility, utilizing agricultural products grown in the village. After training the 30 members, and if the project manages to get on track, we hope to be able to reduce the feed cost by 25%.
We are currently preparing for the construction at a rapid pace, so that the facility may see its completion before the rainy season begins in mid-June.