The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Feeding the Malnourished / Ibix Farm

Your title/position Founder/CEO
Type of Enterprise informal program/project
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Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

Unemployment in Nigeria today has become one of the greatest problems that the citizens are facing and proving to be very difficult to solve, this can be witnessed according to current measure taking by the government under the legislative act to agree to a number of commitments that would lead to sustainable development across the country, these commitments include, to reduce massive unemployment as one of the major goals which were to be looked into. For the case of Nigeria, it ranks high at 48% of the labour force with many youths living in frictional unemployment, surviving on less than 1 dollar per day. This Poultry project has therefore been proposed by Mr. Ibeabuchi, Ikechukwu, the major problems that led to this project being proposed included; unemployment, food scarcity and malnutrition. The expansion and development of the poultry project will have positive developmental impacts on the residents especially the youths, the people and the environment. Poultry rearing will create employment in Nigeria that will not only reduce unemployment in the country, but will also reduce rural urban migration thus improving the rural economy. In addition, the poultry project has the potential to positively impact local revenues, because income inform of local revenue will be posed. And finally, the use of poultry products increase soil fertility through mulching the soils, thereby creating a sustainable business enterprise that is friendly towards the environment. The Poultry project therefore intends to ameliorate unemployment in Nigeria by reducing income inequality through the creation of employment opportunities to the few people who will be employed on kick off of the project.

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Sustainability and future plans

The target segment from point of view of income is the lower class (as defined by the Poultry project) this is because a survey was conducted on this class of indigenous individuals and found out that they had been deprived of God given resource of nature as a result of the predicament and therefore they needed some attention despite their low level of income and vulnerability hence the project members thought it wise for them to benefit from the project. The market of the products offered will firstly target the wholesalers, retailers among the indigenous community. Therefore the pricing of this project will not be high. In that a tray of egg will be sold for N600. This will give good profit margin to the retailers who will sell at prices that are slightly higher. That is; for the case of the indigenous members who would love to involve themselves in innovative ventures. To achieve the goal for which the project will be up set for, the members will construct 2(two) poultry sheds in order to accommodate the birds. These would not only achieve the objectives for which the project will be set for but also ameliorate the existing youth situation in the Nigeria. It is expected that after 1 year, these birds (layers) could have laid eggs about 2-3 times and the broilers sold and replaced about 4 times. On egg sales, needy members of the society who could have been identified by the project and willing to undertake the sales of egg independently shall each be given an agreed number of eggs for reselling purposes. Some revenues from the sale of the birds shall also be helpful in buying the medicine, feeds, pay the workers and therefore its sustainability and expansion.

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Your profile as an entrepreneur

I am Ibeabuchi Ikechukwu Chris, a graduate of Economics/Adult Education of the prestigious University of Ibadan 2008 class. I am the first son, and the fourth child of six children my parent (Late Mr. and Mrs. Ibeabuchi). I am an indigene of Abia State in Nigeria and was given birth to in Oyo State in Nigeria on 27th June 1984. I started my entrepreneurial skill as far back as when I was a teen, raising backyard chicken for my parents and selling some during Festive period (Christmas and New Year Celebrations). Agriculture has become part of me, most especially for the fact that it is what I have been exposed from the very beginning of life. In 2014, shortly after my compulsory NYSC programme, due to the high level of unemployment in the country (Nigeria), I decided to start up a poultry business with as low as N36,000 from my personal savings. Pullets were bought from day old and raised into laying birds within the first 20 weeks of life. The eggs laid by the birds were sold to customers around to generate income for me and my humble family as the bread-winner since I could not lay had on any job as at then. But soon all these activity stopped due to continuous complaints from neighbor about the disturbance of the chickens, as I was forced to sell off the birds. Due to my entrepreneurial spirit, revenue generated from the sales of these birds and eggs have been used to purchase a piece of land in Ibadan for bigger farming activity and expansion.

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Comments

August 24, 2016 05:00

Great project if propelled! Don't give up because it can transform society through solutions it carries. I support it by votes and comments.

July 27, 2016 08:57

i strongly encourage your effort. keep it up

July 23, 2016 00:06

Your idea is very nice I like it and you have presented it well all the best I have voted for you please vote for me to

July 20, 2016 15:57

Right thinking with great spirit of enthusiasm = to SUCCESS

July 19, 2016 09:54

Thanks for your votes

Nahbila

July 19, 2016 00:18

Great project you have, i gave you vote number 7. Please do read my idea https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/4/5056/ and give me your support by voting too. Thanks a lot

July 18, 2016 16:16

@ Jacob Thanks alot

July 18, 2016 16:15

@Jacob Thanks alot

July 18, 2016 11:08

Thanks bro..... I just did as you've done now

July 18, 2016 07:58

@ Dielamo M, Sincerely I appreciate the time taking out to go through my profile. Let me also assure you that the correction as mentioned have been noted.
It is true that malnourished children will be the major end beneficiary of the project products, but youth must be actively engaged before this can be fully achieved. So, it then means that the project will be facing out two major problems which are; unemployment associated with the adults, and malnutrition prevalent among Nigerian children.

Thanks your comment is really a good one keep it up. Your vote is also well appreciated.

July 16, 2016 00:29

Your project have a good intention. But please permit me to mention this. Your project target group and the business name is a bit mismatched. Malnutrition: The target group as seen in your project are the youths. Don't you think it should rather be the children and not the youths? Youths don't face malnutrition but rather unemployment. Is children that faces malnutrition. But no children was mentioned in your writeup. According to UNICEF AND W.H.O 2.5million Nigerian children faces acute malnutrition yearly, and out of which 500,000 to 1,000,000 dies yearly. Making children your malnutrition target group will give your project more importance. The target group of the youths in the are of employment generation is okay. You should also look into your write-up. I see much repetition of the samething. Saying the same thing over and over again. Investors and judges with so many business ideas/projects to read, may not have the time to read a repetition of words. Thanks for your understanding and best of luck. I have also voted it. Gave you vote number 2. Cheers!!

July 15, 2016 16:55

I kindly support your programme. This will go a long way in addressing the increasing malnutrition associated diseases in the country

July 15, 2016 15:18

My project "Feeding the Malnourished / Ibix Farm" was nominated for the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition in the Best Project 2016 category. Please read my idea at https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/members/ibeabuchichris/ideas/my-ideas/5055/ and I would be happy if you support my project with comments and votes!

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