Eggs to boost income and nutrition

Apr 2019

FAO’s poultry intervention builds on other support services and agri-inputs the agency provides to households affected by the crisis in northeastern Nigeria. Falmata Mohammed and her family had been living for more than three years in the Bakassi Camp for IDPs. Falmata received a spacious chicken coop, animal feed, medicine and saw dust to make the chickens cool and comfortable.

She and nine other women and men in Bakassi, the first batch of a total 200 people planned for the camp, also received guidance on good poultry production practices, including on feeding and keeping the animals healthy. The group received business development training under FAO’s village savings and loan approach, and started selling eggs as their group business.

Author: FAO/Nigeria