CAGED KUROILER POULTRY KEEPING TO SUPPORT QUALITY EDUCATION IN LOW INCOME SCHOOLS IN UGANDA
Published on July 4, 2016 um 17:26
Explain your idea in details:
Our business idea is to empower students with entrepreneur skills through manageable income generating activities to enable them raise funds to cater for the financial challenges they face in obtaining quality education which include feeding, clothing, medical, sanitary for girls, scholastic material, among others. Our business products are universally acceptable organic poultry products using the Kuroiler chicken spices. Caged Kuroiler poultry rearing of at least 20 hens and 2 cocks per student plus 20 hens and 2 cocks per teacher of the pilot school will be the business start-up kit. At least three-quarters of the produced fertilized eggs will be sold in order to meet the students financial obligations and for saving. While for sustainability and expansion purpose, some of the fertilized eggs will be hatched and the chicks sold and others be given out to other students and teachers within nine months. Chicken cage rearing will provide them with a manageable system of being entirely responsible for the care and management of the bird and its eggs production with less labor. The cage system developed will ensure security for the 22 chickens as the student and or teacher will lock the cage while in class. Kuroilers are dual purpose hybrid of chicken that produce quality meat and eggs. They offer a significant improvement in virtually all areas of breeding compared to the indigenous chickens. They can produce around 150 to 200 eggs per year, or even 300 eggs in warmer conditions and the maturity period is about 10 weeks. The meat yield per bird is also greater, with cocks weighing approximately 3.5kg at maturity and hens weighing about 2.5kg; this makes them viable. In terms of nutrition the beneficiary will have easy daily access to a high protein egg in addition to other recommended daily meals.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Our targeted audiences are young people aged 18 35 years who are in low income schools and are passionate about farming. These technical partner collaborative models with the youth where Youths in Technology and Development Uganda is the lead partner, will be based on the willingness to learn, willingness to work as a group and willingness to fight poverty and promote quality education. The productive life span of a Kuroiler chicken is three years hence based on this, our project duration intervention will generate a significant investment return after selling of each one-day old hatched chick at a minimum of UGX 2,000/= (US$0.6); each egg tray at a minimum of UGX 7,000/= (US$2.4); each mature cock at a minimum of UGX 30,000/= (US$10) and each off-layer chicken at a minimum of UGX 20,000/= (US$6.7). With the above mathematical model and the business products being organic in nature, this promotes decent work and the demand for poultry products is very high which fetches higher profits and revenues on the existing world market leading to economic growth and improved wellbeing. Through the use of manures to improve fertility of the soil, there will be an increase in food production leading to zero hunger. The sale of products will help in breaking the viscous cycle of poverty, the eggs and chicken have proteins which contribute to good health. It willsupport gender equality since the projects considers all people irrespective of gender. The savings and earnings are a guarantee to responsible consumption and production.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Formation of trainable groups: We will take on the group approach to organize 100 vulnerable small holder beneficiaries to participate in poultry production. YITEDEV-Uganda will avail production inputs and give them specialized skills in caged poultry production and marketing under farming as a business practice (trainings in cage poultry and ICT use).
Replicable caged poultry farming: The project beneficiaries will be given at-least 20 hens and 2 cocks for the production of fertilized eggs. This activity has an effective multiplier impact of beneficiaries whereby the startup beneficiaries will be able to pass on the 50 chicks hatched in the 9th month of the project start to a new beneficiary together with the cage.
ICT value addition integration: We shall integrate all our project activities into the following ICTs: Web2.0 tools and Social media platforms with Smartphones that direct beneficiaries will use both as data collecting and timely information sharing tools of vital agricultural data. The information to be collected and shared will include the following: adequate poultry feeding habits, proper housing of the birds as project outputs increase, changes in birds weight, expressed behavior changes, eggs production, poultry diseases, best practices, and fair market prices to some extent; innovative computer knowledge application in agriculture. We anticipate to create 50 youth group-based satellite cage farms as practical hands-on learning farms for the community and all the above groups will have an ICT supported farming component(s).
Our proposed monitoring and evaluation mechanism: Its based on YITEDEV-Ugandas credible policies in place namely: Financial policy, Information communication and technological policy, Governance policy, Human resource policy, Procurement procedure policy, Grants management policy, Audit and compliance policy, Monitoring and Evaluation policy and annual financial audit reports in place.
I am young law abiding Ugandan citizen aged 23 years who possesses good spoken and written communication skills, religious, dynamic, highly motivated and hardworking with good decision making capabilities, strong presentation, and accept challenges as a learning process and willing to work under minimum supervision, extremely goal oriented with a clear and concise vision of future objectives and always strives for excellence. I am a technologist and community activist, public figure of my own and students community. Uganda is my native country Am a final year computer engineer from Makerere University and the head of robotics at [email protected] project. Am experienced in project monitoring and evaluation with specialized training skills in designing embedded systems, program designing, system development and result project monitoring and evaluation. I have led the designing of the projects at Youths in Technology and development Uganda like automatic weather station for alerting mobile phone users about weather changes, designing kroiler cages for poultry projects. Youth empowerment through extending ICT skills for example Conducting robotics trainings in schools and a few projects have been developed like automated green house and hydroponic systems for local farmers in Uganda, and M&E framework and providing technical support to the young people in participatory project monitoring and evaluating. In 2014 at [email protected] project, I was awarded a National certificate of recognition for organizing and fostering of science and Technology innovations in Uganda. Am a director for Youths in Technology and Development Uganda (YITEDEV). Its non-Profit Charitable Organization registered with the Government of Uganda as a Company Limited by Guarantee Its mission is to create communities of practice in which the appropriate use of technology creates opportunities for youths leading to Sustainable Community Development. it majorly works to integrate technology.
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