Since 2019, we have been active in Guinea-Bissau with the project “Let’s sprout wings to development” co-financed by the European Union in the framework of the broader Ianda Guiné program. In a context mainly linked to subsistence crops and cashew production, of which Guinea-Bissau is the 6th largest producer in the world, our goal is to develop the poultry supply chain, promoting socioeconomic opportunities in the communities of Oio, Cacheu, Biombo, Bissau, Bafata and Gabu.
Many activities were carried out in the first two years of work and the beginning of 2021 was the time for a detailed analysis of the progress made. Thus, visits were made to collect data and discussions were held with the farmers to seek solutions to the difficulties encountered. In addition, some members of the communities involved in the project received dedicated training in accounting.
On February 9, 2021, start-up kits for poultry production were delivered to 25 new project beneficiaries. The kits include: 50 laying hens, 4 bags of rations, 3 feeders, 3 drinkers and medications.
The handover ceremony took place at the headquarters of the NGO Asas de Socorro in Bissau and was attended by Florentino Correia, director of services at the Directorate General of Livestock, Simona Schlede, head of cooperation for the European Union in Guinea-Bissau, Cosimo Tendi, project coordinator for Mani Tese, and Alfredo Cà, Coordinator of the Family Aviculture Program (FAP).
Below are a few moments from the hen delivery: