Small poultry farmers graduate
Thirty-two small poultry farmers from Clarendon have
completed a training course. This has empowered them with skills to begin
projects in their communities.
The group, consisting of 28 women and 4 men, known as the Clarendon
Association of Small Poultry Growers recently graduated from the course at the
Denbigh Show Ground in May Pen, Clarendon.
A grant of approximately US$1 million was provided by the Alcoa Foundation,
through JAMALCo, which also provided $760,000 for the compilation of a
procedural poultry farmers' manual, providing guidelines to various stages of
poultry rearing, from site selection to the handling and disposal of
On behalf of the participants, president of the Association and poultry
farmer, Maxine Lord, thanked the organisers and sponsors of the project. She
said the participants were grateful for the opportunity to attend the
"Don't hide your skill. This is a skill. No more dead chickens, and if your
chicken is sick, you know what to do. If your neighbour's coop smells, you can
tell them what to do," she said.
In the photo: Public and community relations
administrator at JAMALCo, Pamela White (right), presents a certificate to
poultry farmer, Elleen Irshad, at the graduation ceremony in Clarendon.
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