BRINGING POULTRY FARMERS TOGETHER TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY
Under “Creating Future Economic Prospect for Reintegration of Refugees and IDPs through the Layer Poultry Value Chain” project in Balkh province, 4 associations have been established in Mahajir Qeshlaq village of Sholgara district and Shahrak Qaleen Bafan and Bala-e-Shahrak Hamdard villages of Nahr-e-Shahi district.
These associations encompass total of 500 (409 female) IDPs and Returnees and will work for enhancing their micro-enterprises. The associations also manage and run the egg collection and incubation centers that are equipped with incubation machines and solar powered chillers to store egg.
Hand in Hand Afghanistan establishes associations in order to bring rural entrepreneurs together and ensure sustainability of micro-enterprises by adding value to their products, linking them to market, conducting training and mentoring visits.
The project is funded by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.