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Agricultural firms to hold mega poultry management workshops
The aim is to equip practicing and aspiring smallholder farmers, entrepreneurs, and all interested parties with relevant knowledge on poultry farming management.
MALAWI: In a quest to equip practicing and aspiring smallholder farmers, entrepreneurs, and all interested parties with relevant knowledge on poultry farming management, agricultural firms Bizy mind Investment, Sly Investment, and Agriculture Entrepreneurs Society ( AGESO) have organized capacity building series of workshops called Mega Poultry Management Workshops in the cities of Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu starting from November to December 2021.
Sly Investment Operations Manager, Bester Kayaye, said the workshops seek to capacitate smallholder farmers with the right tools for them to venture into the poultry farming business and take it as an integral element for an economic conclusion.
“We have organized this series of poultry workshops to capacitate smallholder farmers and other interested individuals with the right tools for them to properly manage poultry farming and take it as a source of income,” said Kaye.
“Poultry farming is a viable business and instrument for economic transformation and sustainability and this is another reason why we have decided to organize these workshops.”
He said through the workshops participants will be taken through all the appropriate levels of poultry management that include, proper housing management, feed formulation, vaccination programme, marketing disease, and parasites control, Biosecurity, Brooding system, and basic accounting concepts which he said are very important for a farmer to make sound decisions on daily developments of his poultry business.
“These workshops are very essential if the one is to make sound decisions in his/ her poultry farming as all the necessary steps will be followed,” he said.
Kayaye added that the workshops are also focusing much on the inclusiveness of youths into poultry farms in proven through the provision of special packages for those who have just written their Malawi School Certificate of Education and the University students to attend the workshops on the reduced registration fee of K7,000 ( Seven thousand Kwacha )from K12,000 ( twelve thousand Kwacha).
“Currently we are engaging with various media platforms to advocate on the need to incorporate young people into farming as one way of reducing high levels of unemployment, the inclusion of youths on wealth creation. So far, we have opened our portals for people to register through submission of registration fee of on the K1000 ( one thousand Kwacha),” he said.
Founder of and Chief Executive Officer for Bizy Mind Investment Yusuf Labana confirmed the workshops in an interview with this publication.
“I would like to confirm that, indeed, we are organizing these workshops being sponsored by Dhala Chickens, Al Falah, and Charles Stewart,” said Labana.
Foods Limited, with an aim of capacitating poultry farmers with the right management tools for successful business administration, as many tend to venture into business poultry business with little to zero knowledge on how they can run the business.
Labana said, “So we these workshops try to curb such challenges and am arguing all people to patronize these events as they will act as an eye-opener for successful poultry farming business.”
The workshops will have 3 raffle draws in each center, where three lucky winners will walk away with cash prizes ranging from K30,000, K20,000, and K10,000.