Exploratory Assessment and Poultry Pilot in Gonaives

FIDA/pcH is contracted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to undertake a pilot poultry project for five families in Gonaives. Chicken meat is the most affordable source of protein in many countries around the world. In Haiti, it is consumed by the majority of the population and is the most popular source of protein after herring. With the ban imposed on the import of chickens from the Dominican Republic, the Haitian poultry industry is experiencing an economic opportunity. The five families will be selected from the membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Gonaives.  A member or members of each family will be trained on broiler production techniques and will be trained on the following topics:

  •  The production of broiler chickens
  •  Traditional preparation of broiler feed
  •  The use of poultry droppings as fertilizer
  •  The marketing of broilers

At the end of 4 months, the participants will have completed two cycles of broiler chickens, and can anticipate a 25%  increase in their business. They will have acquired a competency in the management and production of broiler chickens, and will be able to identify the various symptoms of the common diseases of broiler chickens. Prior to launching the pilot an Exploratory Visit will be undertaken to have a better understanding and knowledge of the capacity of the participants.

Cost: $15,000 USD
Term: 2017
Funder/Partner: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints