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POULTRY VALUE CHAIN PROJECT IN IMO AND DELTA STATES

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – POULTRY SERVICE PROVIDERS

PIND-CSAAE’s Poultry Value Chain Project is designed to facilitate interventions that aim to strengthen the poultry sector in the Niger Delta, allowing it to work for all, including the poor people. The Nigerian poultry industry is one of the most important and viable subsectors in the Nigerian agricultural sector. It provides means of livelihood for millions of poor Nigerians and a source of high-value investments for profit-driven entrepreneurs.

The sector has been rapidly expanding in recent years and is currently one of the most commercialized subsectors in the Agricultural sector. It is estimated to be worth about N80 billion, comprising of approximately 165 million birds which produced about 650,000 MT of eggs and 290,000 MT of chicken meat in 2013.

From a market size perspective, Nigeria’s egg production is the largest in Africa (South Africa is the next largest at 540,000 MT of eggs) and it has the 2nd largest chicken population after South Africa’s 200 million birds.

This poultry value chain project aims to:

1. Improve productivity of up to 3000 poultry farmers through training on good poultry practices and business management skills
2. Strengthen the support market for poultry farmers via linkages to technical and business support services, quality inputs, finance, etc.
3. Stimulate the adoption of Good Poultry Practices (GPP) by farmers
4. Establish linkages to end markets, processors, large buyers of chicken and eggs
The project will build on the network and structures of individuals providing poultry technical services in the region to ensure sustainable uptake of best practices by the farmers. It would facilitate linkages amongst stakeholders in the sector, as well as on-board more partners to invest in the development of the sector.

Duties/responsibilities:
Poultry Service Providers (PSPs) will be responsible for
1. Identifying, engaging and on-boarding partners (input companies, chicken processors, large buyers, regulatory bodies and business membership organizations) to invest in driving the intervention activities.
2. Identifying and on-boarding financial institutions to support the establishment and upscaling of poultry farmers’ enterprises.
3. Identifying and selecting poultry farmers within target communities
4. Training selected poultry farmers on good poultry practices and business management skills
5. Monitoring the performance of trained poultry farmers
6. Establishing linkages to large buyers and end markets for poultry farmers

Benefits/opportunities:
1. Updated knowledge on the poultry sector
2. NAEC certification
3. Access to a large number of poultry farmers/ increased clientele
4. Opportunity to earn additional income
5. Networking opportunities with key stakeholders in the poultry sector

Selection criteria:
• Technical experience/expertise in poultry farming
• Resident in Imo or Delta state
• Ability to mobilise poultry farmers, especially in rural communities
• Commitment to project success
• Possession of a good means of communication

Application deadline:
August 10th, August 2020
Apply by completing this short form below:

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