Poultry innovation platform (entrepreneurship)
RIU Tanzania is building up a programme of poultry-related activities in partnership with a range of private sector organisations. The programme is seeking to develop agri-business entrepreneurship capacity through poultry farming for sustainable income generation and enterprise development in the coastal region – in Kibaha, Bagamoyo, Mkuranga, Rufiji and Kisarawe districts.
The major constraint to innovation in Coast Region is the low capacity, extensive poverty and lack of motivation by the local population to engage and invest in agri-business activities. Imparting relevant skills, stimulating business ventures and developing linkages among different stakeholders was therefore seen as an avenue that will increase demand and utilisation of new knowledge and technologies in the poultry industry and other agricultural products
This entails: mobilisation of farmers for entrepreneurship, self-organisation and capacity enhancement in poultry farming from feed producers and vets; enhancing the quality and quantity of production of indigenous chicken; and organising collective marketing facility at district level through networks, groups and entrepreneurs
This works towards the aim of supporting capacity building for a system of commercial rural indigenous poultry enterprises.