Niger State introduces mobile kits to improve poultry farming

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Niger State Government has introduced mobile kits to boost the state’s poultry production which allow farmers to raise birds in cages, wheel it out in the day, and roll them in at night.

This was disclosed by the Director General of Youth Empowerment Initiative (YEI) in the state, Malam Kolo, while briefing press men. He said the state government would be importing 1, 250 of the kits in the first phase of the programme.

According to him, the mobile poultry is part of the youth empowerment scheme with agriculture entrepreneurship as the driving force.

“Five interested beneficiaries would be selected from each of the 25 local government areas in the state and trained on how to operate the kits,” he said.

He stated that the beneficiaries would then be given the kits and other incentives to start up.

Kolo informed that, “A kit contained five units, while each unit took 100 birds.” He added that each kit, therefore, could accommodate 500 birds at once.

He also stated that the initiative, which was nursed at a fair in China, would address the problem of accommodation which often discouraged indigent young men and women from venturing into poultry business.

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