Background and Introduction
Since 2014, Hivos Southeast Asia has been implementing a Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) project on behalf of the DFAT-funded Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Promoting Rural Income through Support for Markets in Agriculture (AIP-PRISMA) program. The project, entitled “Commercial Pig Rearing in Nusa Ten
Vision Agribusiness Farm LTD (VAF) is a company established in 2008 and legally registered on 6th February 2014 under the article 16 of law no 27/04/2009 relating to the company to address the critical needs from livestock and crop production to ensure food security. It is located in Northern Province, Gicumbi district.
Vision Agribusiness Farm Ltd started in 2008 as a project resulting to the inspirations of two family members; SHIRIMUMU Jean Claude and her wife KABANA Sabine. The initial objective was being a competent producer of eggs and meat chickens on the local market of Rwanda.
As academician skilled in rural development and project management, Jean Claude decided to leave public job to devote more time to the company. He took the responsibility of managing director of the organization, with a hardworking, determined, passionate and business minded personality.
The achievements have been made, breeding centers of pigs, training center for youth who want to be compet... Read more
Just received this on Facebook...
"Very Sad indeed. Fellow Farmers I ventured in PIG FARMING, started with 20 healthy Piglets built a shelter for them, bought feeds (maize brand), gave them treatment, they reached Six months looking very healthy and almost ready for mkt, I would look at them & say God am out of poverty, Suddenly I woke up one morning I found 2 were dead I threw away the dead ones, called the Vet Dr. who came & treated them again but they all died without getting even a single penny of my investment am so disgusted, lost all my little savings & now back on zero." One Alex Othieno - most probably from Tororo (where there is reported ASF!)
JAMES FARMING RURAL
Mission of the company
The mission of this company is to rear pigs using modern techniques, we are rearing races that are modern with excellent production.
Vision of the company
We envision extending the project so that the local population can benefit from this and rear pig as well. We expect the extension of the project to increase the income of local population
Location of the project
Recently, the project is situated at Gahinga Village, Karukungu Cell, Janja Sector within Gakenke District. We are planning to sensitize all interested people so that we can collaborate to increase the level of production.
The project is managed by Andre James, and at this time He is acting as the accountant of the project. In the near future, a... Read more
Deputy Secretary General Challenged Participants @ 1st East African Youth Conference on Pig farming as a solution to Poverty Alleviation in rural areas.
The 1st EAC Youth Conference gathered more than 200 youths and senior officers from EAC Countries with a theme "YOUTH: THINK.SPEAK.PARTICIPE". Participants have been inspired and agribusiness took a major place in constructive discussions. In the closing ceremony, DSG shared the power of pig farming for income generation. Following is a pitch on the project of pig farming in Huye District to be implemented by Youth Agri Business Co. Ltd.
Huye district has an estimated population of 328, 608; average population growth rate of 2.20%, inactivity rate of 19.3% and a labor force of 75.6% engaged in agriculture. About 300 million youth aged 16 to 30 years are unemployed around the world, though having potentials of becoming entrepreneurs, only less than 5% do due to lack of today’s labor market skills. More than 118, 000 youth population aged 14-35... Read more
Several pig farmers have not been able to make profit from their pig farm businesses, is this a question of sector viability or poor approach and farm planning?
In this article, we want to discuss the profitability of pig farming and determine the factors why some farmers fail to meet their goals! Before the discussion can start, we have to put some facts in pig production down:
In pig farming, feeding ac... Read more