Update to chickens and cocks.

Since my last posting of the project 2 chickens and a cock, I have been working on the execution of that project with my project manager Toussaint Yamego.  I decided that while the idea of 2 chickens and a cock is good, it will take a long time to grow and for the majority of the village to see the benefits.  One thing about development is that people like to see some kind of results or benefits rather quickly. This creates more buy in and ownership in projects that are over the course of a long period.  Therefore, I decided with the advice of my project manager to select a village and construct a chicken farm.  The chicken farm will provide a mass flow of chicken being raised and sold.  In addition, with the size of the land we will plant fruit trees that allow us to sell to local markets and to people willing to buy so that they themselves can sell.

Last weekend I took a trip to the village we selected. It is called Toega and it is 5 km from Koudougou a city which lies 100 km (or 1 hour drive from the capital Ouagadougou).  We selected this village because it is near a large city, it is not very populated, there is a lot of land, it is clean, and the people need something to create income.  The construction has started and we have so far built a hanger which will be the first home for the chickens.  This week we have a fleurist to give an assessment of the grounds to see what fruit trees will work well in our farm.  We have men coming in to make the bricks that will enclose the hanger.  They will also put up screens for further protection against mosquitos and other insects.

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One response to “Update to chickens and cocks.

  1. Pingback: Out with the downers and in with the owners. | internationalesawyer

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