On 5th November 2020, the AGCO Agriculture Foundation (AAF), a private foundation based in Liechtenstein committed to food security and sustainable agricultural development announced a new partnership with Self Help Africa (SHA). The objective of the Partnership is to implement a sustainable poultry production project that will contribute to livelihood improvement of smallholder farming communities in Chongwe District of the Republic of Zambia.
The official project launch event that took place at the Martin Richenhagen Future Farm in Zambia , brought together different stakeholders to discuss and address the challenges that affect the poultry industry in Zambia which is mostly dominated by small-scale farmers.
Discussions from the event centered on the implementation of sustainable projects and initiatives that strengthen the poultry industry and unlock potential markets for small-scale farmers and translate to livelihood improvement for the local communities.
“The gaps in skill and capacity for sustainable poultry production approaches remain centre to the challenges that many farmers are facing. The Future Farm will support the project implementation by providing tailored training and capacity building programs for the more than 150 project beneficiaries in Chongwe District. As a leading, state of the art agricultural training facility, the Future Farm will play a key role in facilitating knowledge and skills transfer for farmers on best livestock management practices required to boost productivity and income. The Future Farm will work together with the AGCO Grain & Protein business unit to support the selected beneficiaries in ensuring improved animal welfare and livestock management operations,” says Kalongo Chitengi, Senior Manager Martin Richenhagen Future Farm.
Read the full press release to learn more about the project.