Sierra Leone’s commercial poultry sector is growing – boosted by more efficient production and emerging feed, day-old-chick, and veterinary service provision. This is a growing and lucrative opportunity for Sierra Leonean maize farmers.

Resources

Project

Poultry Farm Guide

Learn more about poultry layer farm set-up, bird selection, and rearing management – designed for poultry farmers in Sierra Leone.

Work & Results

Poultry results

Strategy

Increase population of poultry under commercial production through improved farm practices, emergence of consistent feed and input options and growth of maize production – ultimately increasing offtake opportunity for farmers.

1
Improve overall productivity

Improve overall productivity (egg output per bird) through better farm and production practices, including financial and monitoring controls, biosecurity, and bird rearing practices.

2
Improve the reliability

Improve the reliability of readily available feed and lower-cost feed alternatives for poultry farmers

3
Increase maize production

Increase maize production and improve trade relationships between maize farmers, traders, and feed and farm buyers.

  • Improve trade practices and value-added relationships, integrating new-to-market technologies such as scales, shellers, contracts, and networking platforms and events.
  • Trial and launch hybrid maize seed variety fit for Sierra Leone
4
Attract and grow day-old-chicks

Attract and grow day-old-chicks and veterinary services/medicines suppliers – key supporting services providers