This poultry farm project takes place in two phases. First of all, we are building the farm buildings, equipping them, and supplying the veterinary products needed to take care of 1000 hens. Then, the 30 members of the women’s association of the Pona Ouinlo community will be trained in how to manage the farm, its breeding and marketing activities, and they will be supported in the first year of operation. After that, they will manage the farm’s activities fully independently.
This project is a demonstration of how determined the Valrhona Foundation and its local partners are to improve the living conditions of cocoa-producing communities in Côte d’Ivoire.
The impacts of the creation of this poultry farm are many: economic, with the creation of 30 jobs and a diversification of income through egg sales; societal, thanks to the empowerment of women and an improvement in the food sovereignty of the community; and also environmental, since hen droppings can be harvested and serve as natural fertilizers for cocoa plantations in particular, thereby reducing the use of chemical fertilizers.