Angola’s local government targets rural communities with poultry farming
31-03-2020 12:00:39 | by: Bob Koigi | hits: 8299 | Tags:

About three hundred chicks for the promotion of family poultry farming have been distributed to families in the locality of Angola’s  Quirima do Hola, in the municipality of Cazengo, within the framework of the local government's program to promote activity and reduce poverty in the within rural communities.

The provincial director of Agriculture and Forestry, Walter Demba, guided the ceremony, and explained that the initiative is part of the program of the government of Cuanza Norte that aims to improve the diet and the economic condition of the families involved.

He explained that for the distribution of the chicks, the families covered are obliged, first, to build chicken coops with the minimum conditions for the survival of the birds and the profitability of the project.

He said that the locality of Quirima do Hola, 15 kilometers from Ndalatando (provincial headquarters) is the first village to be considered, and the project should be extended to other circumscriptions, in order to cover a greater number of families as long as the minimum accommodation conditions have been created. and bird feed.

Despite the difficulties in acquiring the feed, Walter Demba said that the beneficiary populations already have alternatives for feeding the chicks, through the creation of food based on crushed dry cassava peel and mixed with bombó and corn bran.

Aiming at strengthening and promoting poultry production, he said, the government of Cuanza Norte is committed to mobilizing and providing technical support to peasants to strengthen the production of corn and massambala, considered essential components for the production of poultry feed.

Walter Demba also explained that the chicks are distributed to citizens free of charge, as a policy to support vulnerable families that should bet on promoting production for their own food, selling eggs and meat.

In turn, the popular benefited and contemplated with 24 to 50 chicks per family, thanked the government's initiative and pledged to reinforce the care of the birds so that they can grow in full aiming at the production of eggs and meat for domestic support .