Poultry in Zambia

moderated by Nosiku Siyumbwa

Welcome to our Poultry Innovation Community!

This community aims to provide an effective platform for linkages between International and Zambian businesses for partnership, investment and expertise for growth in the poultry sector. 

In 2016, AgriProFocus and the Royal Netherlands Embassy Trade Office commissioned a video on the investment opportunities in the Poultry sector in Zambia with the aim to facilitate business linkages between Zambian poultry value chain players and Dutch poultry and allied businesses interested in doing business in Zambia. Watch the video below!     


Investment Opportunities in the Poultry Sector in Zambia

Minutes of Validation Event 

Article in Times of Zambia newspaper

Investors Guide on Poultry in Zambia 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 2 hours 12 min ago

Challenges of poultry sector in Ethiopia discussed

On April 28, 2017 at Azzeman Hotel, all stakeholders of the Ethiopian poultry sector were invited to discuss on the challenges and opportunities of poultry. This happened on the Poultry Platform Meeting organized by Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG), in collaboration with Ethiopian Poultry Producers Association.

Dr Thomas, advisor to the Ministry of Livestock and Fishery, made a speech on behalf of HE Minister Dr. Fekadu, indicating the current status of the sector and government plans. He said, " a lot of work is ahead of us."

Owner of a private poultry farm, Genene Tesfaye, made detail presentation explaining current challenges of the sector from the side of agribusiness owners. He mentioned that poultry challenge in Ethiopia lies in many areas such as market, feed, vaccine, lack of training, and legal system. He also said, "Government always promises, but no solutions yet."

The discussion continued with question

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Business to Business Meetings

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  02 July 2017 to 06 July 2017 - All Day Event
  Dar Es Salaam

The 41 st DITF, Buyer/Seller meetings aims at linking sellers and buyers of agricultural produce to establish business relationships for selected sectors. The sectors are:

i. Oil seeds – Sunflower and Sesame

ii. Dairy

iii. Horticultural produce (Cabbage, Vegetables, Tomatoes, Nutmeg, Mangoes, Black pepper, Chillies, Okra, Lime, Pineapples, Dried Cloves, Ginger, Onions and Water melon)

iv. Poultry

Both buyers and sellers will be provided with platform to discuss the sector and assess the product availability, quantity and quality, varieties, delivery logistics, sales agreements and new market opportunities.

Find More details HERE

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 1 week 3 days ago

Do you want to optimize feeding for your livestock? Download the feed Calculator App Now

The feed calculator is an innovative smartphone app for livestock farmers in developing countries to make their own profitable feed mixes. It allows small-scale livestock farmers to optimize their own feed mixes. As you might be aware, many farmers do not have access to high quality and affordable feed for their livestock. Also tons of feed are wasted because farmers have neither the capacity nor the access to the knowledge and tools that are available in developed countries. The Feed Calculator is about to change this, and their lives.

In Tanzania, IITA, BRAC and Single Spark have piloted this app and the results are amazing. See the video HERE. To learn more about the app follow this LINK.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 2 weeks 10 min ago

Combatting the AMR Crisis in the African Livestock Sector

My colleagues Sylvia Natukunda business & partnership manager and Wim Goris network facilitator discuss steps needed to curb the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance in the livestock sector. This article appeared on FarmingFirst and the monthly newsletter of the World Farmers Organisation.

Antibiotics are crucial in human and animal health and yet growing levels of resistance to these drugs pose an increasingly serious threat to public health. One of the key contributing factors to such antimicrobial resistance is irresponsible use of antibiotics in the livestock sector.

AgriProFocus is a multi-stakeholder network with Dutch roots that promotes farmer entrepreneurship as a contribution to food and nutrition security in developing countries. Food quality is a growing concern in many of these countries. But the awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance is still low.

Need for upscaling proper advice and monitoring

Dairy pro

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 2 weeks 1 hour ago

Grants for Grabs!

Prior to the Holland Pavilion at the Agritech expo, AgriProFocus Zambia organized a “Doing Business in Zambia” Seminar. The seminar was meant to highlight the status of the Poultry and Dairy sector in Zambia and the nature of the business environment with regards to the agriculture sector.

All the key stakeholder that were present including Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Zambia Development Agency, Zambia Bureau of Standards, Zambia Revenue Authority,  PACRA, Poultry Association of Zambia and Dairy Association of Zambia identified the potential investment opportunities in the poultry and dairy sub-sectors to be:

1. Feed additives and premixes

2. Vaccines and medicines for poultry and dairy

3. Improved poultry and dairy genetics

4. Diagnostic facilities

5. Commercial extension services as the government is slowly moving away from providing free extension services t

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Nathan Mwanaumo Hi Leah, the link doesn't open

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 2 weeks 23 hours ago

Poultry: How to get started – meat or eggs?

Poultry farming can be profitable, but the prospective poultry farmer has to plan carefully beforehand.

Anyone who wants to produce poultry has first to find a market – even before acquiring land. A poultry farmer can produce for the meat market or the egg market. And don’t forget about by-products; farmers can recycle manure for composting, for instance.

Whichever market you choose, you have to know it is the right one. And to find it, you must know what you can produce and if there is a demand for it. Market research can supply this information.

Please read more here LINK

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 2 weeks 2 days ago

Dutch Trade Mission: Bring Technology Closer to the Farmer

Given the potential of the agriculture sector, with particular attention to the small scale farmers on whom the sector's and the continent's economic transformation is premised, investments that empower farmers can help reduce poverty five times more than any other economic sector.

As AgriProFocus, we are committed to bring technology and information closer to the farmer. To this regard, AgriProFocus collaborated with the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Netherlands Export Combination and hosted 18 Dutch companies and knowledge institutions active in dairy and poultry at the 4th Agritech Expo in Zambia. The Dutch agricultural companies exhibited their products and were also present to provide information. It was an interesting 3 days program of learning about new technologies and linking.

The Holland Pavilion saw a thousand of farmers dedicated to acquiring expert knowledge in the sector. The government of the republic of Z

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Posted By in SEAD
Posted 3 weeks 1 day ago

Updating the Labour Market Needs Assessment

The SEAD project is in essence, a capacity building project that is set out to address the skills gaps in the Value Chains of Irish Potato, Dairy, Poultry and Horticulture/Vegetables. It is key to determine the gaps in formal education, applied research and outreach services/non-formal education as provided by the education sector (both by TVET and Universities). Through the support under the NICHE-1 programme (a concerted activity conducted by CAVM and Q-Point), several Labour Market Needs Assessments (LMNA) were conducted that shed light on the needs of the labour market, especially from the private sector (farmers, cooperatives and agri-businesses). The SEAD Project gratefully used the available information for prioritizing its interventions, in especially the Poultry and Irish Potato chains. For the dairy and horticulture chains, valuable information was available from studies performed by SNV and Livestock research/WageningenUR.

The consor

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 4 weeks 1 day ago

Change of Date: Poultry Platform Meeting

The third Poultry Platform Meeting is changed from 26 to 28 April 2017.

You are warmly invited to the third Poultry Platform meeting to be hold on Friday 28, 2017afternoon start from 12:30 PM in Addis Ababa AZEMMAN hotel. This, the 3rd poultry platform meeting is organized by Ethiopia-Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) Program in cooperation with the Ethiopian Poultry Producers and Processors Association (EPPPA).

The theme of the forthcoming meeting will be:

• Discussion on challenges and importunity of Ethiopian private poultry sector

• Experience sharing with one private poultry farm

Please note that lunch is served before the meeting from 12:30 to 1:30 PM in AZZEMAN Hotel

Please find attached program here.

To confirm your participation and make enquiries , please contact ENTAG poultry sub sector facilitator Dr. Demeke Wondmagegn, by Email poultry@entag.org/ demeke.wonde@gmail.com or telephone

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Poultry Platform Meeting

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  28 April 2017, 12:30-17:00
  Addis Ababa

Ethiopia-Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) in cooperation with the Ethiopian Poultry Producers and Processors Association (EPPPA) organizes the second poultry platform meeting on April 26, 2017.

HE Professor Fikadu Beyene, Minister, Ministry of Livestock and Fishery, will attend the event which mainly focuses on the challenges of the poultry sector in Ethiopia.

Relevant stakeholders, as well as members of the poultry platform will participate in the meeting to discuss the current and existing challenges of the sector and the Minister will elaborate on the policy directions priorities.

For more information you can contact:

Dr. Demeke Wondmagegn

+251 (0)91 195 2228

+251 (0)93 986 5714



Poultry Masterclasses - Livingstone

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  03 May 2017 to 05 May 2017 - All Day Event

Are you a poultry extension officer or trainer? Apply for our masterclasses today!

1. Biosecurity 2. Poultry Business Management 3. Feeding and Feed Formulation

Masterclasses are practical training sessions which aim to optimize various agricultural value chains via transfer of proven technology, capacity building and market access development to agriculture entrepreneurs and institutions.

To apply, please contact Ms. Maumo Mubila - mmubila@agriprofocus.com

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 2 months 2 days ago

F&BKP newsletter 2017 #01

Bulletin d'information Food & Business Knowledge Platform 2017 # 1

Link / Lien: http://knowledge4food.net/fbkp-newsletter-2017-01/


- Mapping of social entrepreneurs in food value chains within their supporting ecosystems

- Stakeholder perceptions & future outlook of Food & Business Knowledge Platform

- Potential of hybrid potato cultivars in East Africa

- RUAF analysis report “The role of private sector in city region food systems”

- Food for All Talk 01: "From production system to food system" (WBG-NL partnership)

- ARF Country workshop in Uganda

- GCP Call with CCAFS on Climate Smart Agriculture

- Upcoming study & learning project on poultry development in East Africa

- Learning Platforms on Land Governance and Food Security

Follow this link / suivez ce lien:


Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago

Rwanda to source poultry imports from Mauritius, Belgium

Source: The New Times

Rwanda has turned to other countries for importation of poultry products to fill the gap left by a ban triggered by bird flu outbreak in some countries.

Over one month has elapsed since a ban was imposed on imports of poultry products from bird flu affected countries such as Uganda and some European countries, including Hungary, Germany, France, Denmark and The Netherlands.

The Head of Animal Resources at Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB), Dr Christine Kanyandekwe, told The New Times that an alternative had to be found.

Since the end of January, 49,000 day-old chicks were imported from Mauritius, 29,000 from Belgium and 11.6 tonnes of fertilised eggs from South Africa, some of the countries whose poultry has been free from bird flu, according to Kanyandekwe.

The ban has an had impact on poultry farms, which have been importing chicks from the countries where bird flu cases have been recorded.

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Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  04 October 2017 to 05 October 2017 - All Day Event
  Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda

Summit-Expo supported by VIV, NABC, WPSA, WVPA and partners

With the recent opening of the Kigali Convention Center, the beautiful, clean, safe and well-connected Capital of Rwanda is set to be the host of the launch-edition of Poultry Africa. The pan-African event focuses to connect African and international producers and suppliers in Poultry & Eggs.

Program outline

Leadership Conference – 2 days (09.00-17.00): Leadership Conference (150 attendees)

Technical Best Practices Seminar – 2 days (13.00-17.00) Seminars (250 attendees)

Expo – 2 days (10.00-17.00) Boutique exhibition (75 exhibitors approx.)

Find more information here!

Orr contact Diana.Toth@vnuexhibitions.com

Event's website: http://poultryafrica2017.com/

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago

Poultry development in Eastern Africa, a regional perspective

Article by Food & Business Knowledge Platform

To harmonize the country-oriented Dutch development and economic diplomacy policies with increasing regional influences in poultry value chain developments, better insight is needed in the interdependency of the poultry sectors of different countries. Therefore, the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) has decided to support a study and learning project that will look into the various aspects of this interdependency in Eastern Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda).

The objective of the study and learning project is to gather relevant information on poultry developments in the Eastern African region with the aim of collecting and sharing this information with relevant stakeholders and advise the Netherlands Government on more regional-economic responsive policies for sector/value chain development.

Whilst the issues of interdependency can be recognized across the whole of Afr

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Alphaxrd Gitau It will be interesting to see what comes out of this and whether there are any aspects regarding the engagement of youth in the value chain and how they can be supported.

2 months 3 weeks ago


Poultry Keeping: The Basics

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  04 March 2017, All Day Event
  Commonwealth Youth Programme Regional Centre for Africa, Lusaka

Poultry Farming can be defined as raising chickens, ducks, or other fowl (birds) for meat, eggs, or both. This can be done either for profit making purposes or may also be done for only family feeding purposes. Regardless of the purpose, it is important to ensure sustainable methods are followed to ensure reduced losses and maximise gains.

This one day training (Refreshments Included) aims to provide participants with sufficient information and knowledge to allow them to keep poultry in a sustainable way no matter your purpose for keeping poultry. It will also help you understand and decide if you can make money out of the venture. Further, it presents you an opportunity to network and interact with like-minded people.

Register for the event here and contact organisers for payment details.

All Participants will recieve;

1. FREE copy of our e-book "How to Keep Village Chickens for Business"

2. FREE consultation when needed

3. Discounted Veterinary Services from our parter Veterinary Doctors


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Agro & Poultry East Africa

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  22 May 2017 to 24 May 2017 - All Day Event
  Jubilee Hall, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

12Th Agro & Poultry, International Trade Show on Agriculture, Farming, Poultry and Equipment Trade Exhibition. The exhibition will be held in Conjunction with Trade Africa 17 from 22 - 24 May 2017, at Diamond Jubilee Hall, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.
12Th Agro & Poultry provides a unique opportunity to expand your brand in one of the most astonishing business destinations in Africa. Tanzania has a huge potential for Agriculture & its related products as it plays a vital role in country's growing economy. The Exhibition would attract exhibitors from around 18 countries.
12Th Agro & Poultry attracts visitor from different countries as a mass visitor campaign would be launced to make a prosper event as visiting countries include Kenya, South Africa, Congo, Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Botswana, Nigeria, Mali, Ethiopia, India, Egypt, UK, Germany etc.

Click here for more 


Poultry trade Mission to Uganda and Rwanda

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  02 October 2017 to 06 October 2017 - All Day Event
  Kigali, Rwanda

Poultry trade Mission to Uganda and Rwanda

From October 2nd to October 6th, 2017, a Poultry Trade Mission to Uganda & Rwanda will be organised by Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC) in close collaboration with VNU Exhibitions and the Dutch Poultry Centre. Part of this trade will take place at Poultry Africa 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda. 

The participants of the trade mission will have free entrance tot he Leadership Conference of the Poultry Africa 2017. Also the congres, lunch on October 4 and 5, netwerk cocktail and entree to the exhibition are included. In Uganda and Rwanda several company visits and matchmaking sessions will be organized. 

To register, please sign up here

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago

Poultry Africa 2017 Leadership Conference 

Summit-Expo supported by VIV, NABC, WPSA, WVPA and partners

With the recent opening of the Kigali Convention Center, the beautiful, clean, safe and well-connected Capital of Rwanda is set to be the host of the launch-edition of Poultry Africa. The pan-African event focuses to connect African and international producers and suppliers in Poultry & Eggs.

Program outline 

Leadership Conference – 2 days (09.00-17.00): Leadership Conference (150 attendees) 

Technical Best Practices Seminar – 2 days (13.00-17.00) Seminars (250 attendees) 

Expo – 2 days (10.00-17.00) Boutique exhibition (75 exhibitors approx.) 

Find more information here!

Orr contact Diana.Toth@vnuexhibitions.com 

Event website: http://poultryafrica2017.com/



Janine Schoeman Hi Sylvia, have you created an event for this as well? If not, could you please do this. Thanks

3 months 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago

Ban on Uganda Poultry Could Be Lifted in the Next One Week

Kenya may lift the import ban imposed on Uganda chicken and eggs in the next one week, after experts from the two countries met to assess the measures taken against an epidemic of bird flu.

This will, however, depend on the final tests carried out by a group of experts drawn from the two countries. They will conclude the exercise in the next one week.

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett said the two teams are doing a risk assessment of the Avian flu outbreak in Uganda to determine if it has been contained.

Mr Bett did not confirm when the ban would be lifted, but officials told the Sunday Nation that it could be as early as this week.

Kenya imposed the ban last month after a highly infectious strain of bird flu was reported in Uganda.

But Uganda has assured Kenya that it has contained the outbreak, adding that most farms that export eggs to Kenya are located more than 10km from the quarantined area. According to Mr Bett, the tea

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