Increasing income for poor households belonging to Mong ethnic minority in Suoi Bu commune through backyard chicken keeping

Friday - 30/06/2017 15:21
In Suoi Bu commune of Van Chan district, Yen Bai province, 73% of popualtion are Mong people. Most of households had been keeping chickens but according to traditional way with unbridled chickens. Therefore, chickens usually died of dieseases or lost without control. SUDECOM carried out a small project in Suoi Bu commune to support 40 households keep backyard chickens. At that time, this way of chicken keeping was total new to Mong people there.
Increasing income for poor households belonging to Mong ethnic minority in Suoi Bu commune through backyard chicken keeping

To implement the model of backyard chicken keeping, the households contributed materials and labor to make cages for chicks, cages for them when they are grown-up, backyard for chickens, money to buy more preventive and therapeutic drugs for chickens. The project has encouraged the sense of responsibility, self-help cooperation and utilized the available potentials of the household to make the model more sustainable.

SUDECOM organized 2 training courses on techniques of raising backyard chickens for 40 poor households. After being trained, 95% of trainees applied backyard chicken keeping techniques effectively. The project has supported 1400 chicks and 7,840 kg of bran for chickens. The rate of harvest is 95%. After more than 3 months of backyard chicken keeping, each chicken weights from 1.6 kg to 2.2 kg. Each household got from 7 million to 7.5 million of Vietnamese dong from backyard chicken keeping (including chickens that have been used as food for their own families). After subtracting the expenses of chicks and bran, each household profited of about from 3.5 million to 4 million of Vietnamese dong on average, meeting the planned target of the project.

The model of backyard chicken keeping is an effective model of poverty reduction to ethnic minority people. The reasons are as follows: The first, invested capital is not big. The second, it is easy for villagers to learn and do. The third, housholds can take advantage of their extra labor to care for chickens. The fourth, chicken keeping does not take long time, so capital turnover is fast.  Besides, chicken is used as daily food in locals, so it is easy to sell chickens.

Models that supported by the project not only helped poor housholds to get more income but also make them to have habits of applying science and technology in husbandry. This will help their animal husbandry gain high economic efficiency.

Chickens suppported by the project in Suoi Bu commune
Training in knowledge and techniques of backyard chicken keeing

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