Developing the local poultry sector AP6-1

By 1 January 2013Non classé


of total budget
months of action
of the project is financed by SEED Foundation
Burkina Faso – Boussé
January 2013 – december 2014

80 women bird breeders of Boussé, especially selected for their spirit of initiative and their low incomes.

Core of the project

The lack of means of bird breeders despite large demand

The rural community of Boussé near Ouagadougou highly depends on agriculture as an income source. Every family has a complementary livestock breeding activity to meet the high demand of the capital city.

Traditionally this activity is handled by women but the sector suffers from their limited technical knowledge and the insufficient financial support they receive. This translates into high chick mortality, lack of access to medical services for livestock and low power of negotiation and commercialization.

A company to manage chick production and commercialization

The project aims at creating an ESOP (a structure that offers services to producers) to assist in the production of chicks and in their monitoring over their first month (the most delicate phase).
Those quality chicks are then sold on credit to the women who will then handle their breeding for 3 months.
The ESOP will be in charge of selling the poultry production on the market in Ouagadougou and will offer attractive prices to the producers. It will also offer them training and guide them through the whole process.

Main actions

Chick production

Make the ESOP operational by creating a judicial entity, by buying the land, by building the breeding area and by buying all the necessary equipment to start the production.

Formalizing with the ESOP

Launch and develop operation by training women on breeding techniques and by formalizing the partnership between women and the ESOP. Women will be monitored and assisted in the construction of their henhouses.

Selling chickens

Look for distribution channels in Ouagadougou to have a network of serious clients. The ESOP will buy the chickens from women after 3 month breeding and will then sell them.

Paying back credits

Once they have paid back their credits, producers will continue their production without credit or contract new credits to expand their activity.

The first operation was very positive for me and I hope that the ESOP will be able to continue this way. While I prepare the dolo, for when the clients come to drink, they go around to see my chicken and this brings me great pride.

KarineBeneficiary from Kikilma

People we met were very warm and welcoming.

Catherine and MariePartner at Coblence & Associés, sponsor of SEED Foundation

Expected benefits

 Increase in income and better source of nourishment to the 500 persons that represent the members of the producer’s family,
  Creation of jobs within the ESOP.

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