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Brikama youth excels in poultry business

Oct 25, 2019, 12:08 PM

Tuesday 22nd October 2019 Issue

Jaiteh, the Proprietor of Jaiteh Kunda Poultry Farm in Brikama Nyambai is a tailor by profession, started his poultry business in January 2019 with 60 broilers.

After realizing the benefits involved in poultry, he decided to continue with the business which grew to 90 chicks as his second batch.

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

Modou Lamin Fatty is an alumni of Global Youth Innovative Network (GYIN) Gambia’s Entrepreneurship Leadership Information and Technology (ELIT 2017) National Youth Summer Camp and also a runner up of Young Agribusiness of the Year 2018 of GYIN Gambia’s Rural Youth Awards.

These programs were fully funded by the National Agricultural Land and Water Management Development Project (Nema) and Youth Empowerment Project (YEP).

Jaiteh was also motivated into poultry by the influx of imported poultry products in the country such as eggs and chickens, which he said, is bred outside the country.

Starting with little capital with broilers, his current target is to venture into layers but decried the high cost of chicken feeds which lasts for only 5 days.

He sponsored his business since its starting and call for more support to encourage more youth involvement in poultry.

According to him, the importation of poultry products in the country will reduce, if more youth engage in poultry farming.

He challenged youth to involve into poultry business to create employment opportunity for themselves to improve their living standard.

He appealed to the government to support youth to engage themselves, adding government’s aid would create employment opportunities for many youth in the country.

He said if government support youth it would prevent them from engaging in social vices and contribute their quota to the national team.