Poultry Farm in operation for a month
Updated: May 6
The poultry farm funded by Enabel has been up and running for over a month now after the training as reported by Elegance Media in early March
Farm Fresh is proud to announce the completion of a poultry project funded by ENABEL. Farm Fresh was contracted in 2020 after winning a competitive bid to procure , install a state of the art poultry modular plant (in-built containerized slaughter house with an in-built cold storage) as well as train the youths of Janjangbureh on the operational and technical aspects of the plant. The plant has been successfully installed and successful training was carried out in December 2021 completing our contractual agreement .
With the trainers
The next phase is the actual launching of the plant by ENABEL at a date to be announced soon. The whole idea is empower the youths to become gainfully employed. The plant is capable of processing more than 100 chickens a day in the most professional and hygienic conditions (international standard). We are now the official partners of SELF-GLOBE (Italy) in The Gambia and we look forward to implementing many of such projects across the country once funding is made available either through the public sector or the private sector.
Currently employing five people:- four seen here...
1. Farm manager - Lamin Ceesay, in cap
2. Accounts officer
3. 2 site workers who take charge of the slaughter house.
4. Security guard
They are responsible for the to day to day general activities of the poultry house. This is making a great impact in reducing the unemployment amongst youths
The live chicks are brought from the Kombos at one day old then reared for three weeks having freedom to move in the structure and organically fed.
Built to exacting international standards
The slaughter house can slaughter 100 or chickens daily depending on the supplies from
the poultry house but currently is building up from approx 100 a week.
The chickens are being sold fresh within the community and surrounding areas, targeting the lodges, guest houses restaurants and local families.
A motorised tricycle has been provided by IMVF to transport locally
Any surplus are frozen, stored and sold from the Youth Booth. It is intended that the Youth Booth will be an essential part of the business set up as a marketing outlet for the fresh and frozen chickens processed at the poultry unit.
This is a huge benefit to all as previously the majority of produce was imported. Now there is fresh produce or recently frozen of a known traceable source.
There are further various suzed poultry farms in the nearby villages in the region and their produce can be slaughtered and processed here offering a valuable service to them.
Read previous blogs on the development
April 21...clearing old JUST ACT Banana Plantation to create Poultry Farm
August 21 .....Still constructing the base walls etc
Sept 21....more images
Dec 21.....18th December saw a graduation celebration of 44 cash for workers, youths who have been involved in the construction so far of the Slaughter House and Poultry House Scheme
Thank you to all who has brought this into being.
Funded by Enable, RIEC, Coopi, IMVF/Tekifii and the EU
and so much hard work by
the youths of Janjanbureh and JUST ACT