Brikama youth Lamin Jaiteh succeeding in poultry business

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Lamin Jaiteh, a youth from Brikama Nyambai said he is succeeding in poultry production after venturing into the enterprise early January 2019 with sixty birds.

Jaiteh established his own poultry farm and gave it the name “Jaiteh Kunda Poultry Farm” to create himself a job and become job creator for other young people.

A tailor by profession, Jaiteh started his poultry business in January with just 60 broilers which has now grown into 90 birds and has started to realise the benefits.

He told Youth Forum that he was inspired and encouraged to venture into the business by Modou Lamin Fatty of ML’s Poultry Farm who, he said labeled himself as the poultry king.

Fatty is an alumni of the 2017 GYIN Gambia Entrepreneurship Leadership Information and Technology (ELIT) and also a runner-up of Young Agribusiness of the Year 2018 of GYIN Gambia Rural Youth Awards.

The programmes were fully funded by the National Agricultural Land and Water Management Development Project (Nema) and the European Union funded Youth Empowerment Project (YEP).

“I was also motivated into poultry by the influx of imported poultry products into the country such as eggs and chickens which are bred outside the country,” Mr. Jaiteh said.

He said started with little capital with broilers and now targeting the layers but decried the high cost of chicken feed. He said he is sponsoring the business himself with several challenges including financial.

According to him, the importation of poultry products into the country will reduce if more young people engage in poultry farming but appealed for more support to encourage increase youth involvement in the business. “Without adequate support, it would be difficult for me to expand my business.’’

Jaiteh called on Gambian youth to venture into poultry production to better their living standard.