In the heart of the Nanton District, an inspiring initiative is transforming the lives of women through poultry production. The Savannah Agriculture Value Chain Development Project (SADEP), funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and implemented by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), is a five-year project dedicated to fostering national climate-resilient food and nutrition security, creating employment, and driving industrialization.

Strategic Selection of Beneficiaries

The success of SADEP hinges on its strategic selection of beneficiaries. Women from various communities in the Nanton District were chosen based on their demonstrated interest in poultry production. This careful selection ensures that the project supports those who are most passionate and committed to making a difference in the poultry industry.

Comprehensive Support and Training

A cornerstone of SADEP is the comprehensive training provided to these women. The training encompasses best practices in poultry management, covering critical areas such as feeding, disease control, and efficient production techniques. This education equips the beneficiaries with the skills needed to sustain and grow their poultry businesses, ensuring long-term success.

Key Areas of Support

Egg Production

A significant focus of SADEP is on supporting women and female youth in egg production. Each beneficiary in this category receives 120 birds, which are managed using the battery cage system. This system not only boosts egg production but also ensures the health and productivity of the birds. By providing these resources, the project helps women establish a reliable source of income through high-quality egg production.

Cockrel Production

The project also aims to enhance diversity in poultry products by supporting 150 beneficiaries in cockrel production. Cockrels, known for their robustness, offer an additional revenue stream for these women. This aspect of the project highlights SADEP’s commitment to diversifying agricultural outputs and providing multiple income opportunities for farmers.

Guinea Fowl Production

Another vital component of the project is the support provided to 75 beneficiaries specializing in guinea fowl production. Guinea fowls are prized for their hardiness and adaptability, making them an excellent choice for sustainable poultry farming. By focusing on this unique poultry option, SADEP promotes biodiversity and resilience in agricultural practices.

Layers Production

In addition to egg production, the project supports 150 beneficiaries in layers production. This initiative ensures a steady supply of eggs, contributing significantly to food security in the region. The focus on layers production is integral to the project’s overall objective of enhancing food and nutrition security.

Long-Term Impact

The SADEP initiative is more than just a project; it’s a transformative journey for the women in Nanton District. By providing training, resources, and ongoing support, SADEP is empowering these women to become successful poultry farmers. This empowerment not only improves their livelihoods but also contributes to the broader goals of food security, employment creation, and industrialization in Ghana.

Conclusion

The training of poultry beneficiaries in Nanton District under the SADEP project is a shining example of how targeted agricultural interventions can drive sustainable development. By focusing on women’s empowerment and providing them with the necessary tools and knowledge, SADEP is laying the groundwork for a more resilient and prosperous future in the region. As these women continue to grow and succeed in their poultry ventures, they are paving the way for a new era of agricultural innovation and economic empowerment in Nanton District.

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