Dodoma introduces layer poultry farming

20Mar 2019
Correpondent
DODOMA
The Guardian
Dodoma introduces layer poultry farming

Dar es Salaam-based organisation-‘Today Development and Skills Promotion Organisation’ (TDSP) has launched a project for the hatchery of advanced local chicken breeds, with an eye to improve livelihoods among communities in Dodoma Region.

The initiative, tailored also to supplementing efforts by the government on industrial drive, is projected to play a vital role in assisting small scale  entrepreneurs in all districts start up chicken rearing projects at cost effective .

Project’s investment and planning officer, Ally Salim Ally, said to start with, the project will be incubating at least 30,000 chickens in a month.

“We have decided to extend our foot holds to Dodoma Region in order to enable the communities to venture into chicken rearing projects through producing and selling the advanced local chicken breeds at friendly prices,” he said.

And he added, at a cost of more than 200 m/- per year, the timely initiative is expecting to play pivotal role in curtailing increased spate of unemployment among the youth within the region, and the country in a whole.

According to him, the move will start in Dodoma municipality before later on extending to the remaining six districts of within the region.

 

“Obvious, the much- need industrial economy by the government will not see the light of the day if more emphasizes and support will not be dished- out towards the livestock keeping and agriculture sectors, and thus, that’s why we have decided to chip in and support the crucial sides,” he added.

 

For his part, TDSP country manager, Athumani Mbonde, said to fetch intended results, the project will operating in partnership with relevant regional and districts authorities.

 

“This project has been purposeful designed for assisting individuals and households to cheat poverty through engaging into chicken rearing as well as diverse agriculture projects,” he detailed.

 

However, the agriculture field Officer,   Christopher Dioniz who is the project regional coordinator said with its headquarters at Nanenane area, at the fringe of the capital city, the project benefit a number of people in the region through various training on the two sides.

 

“Currently, most people, especially the youth in Dodoma wishes to start chicken rearing project due to the expanded demand for meat, propelled by relocation of the state headquarters here. But most are failing due to financial barrier, and thus, this project will rescue them by selling advanced chicken at affordable prices,” he added.