Developing the Poultry Industry

TechnoServe implemented an 18-month pilot program to strengthen Zimbabwe’s poultry industry. In partnership with DAPP Zimbabwe, TechnoServe tested new models of linking poultry companies with small-scale chicken outgrowers, aiming to raise the incomes of more than 70 outgrowers by at least $1,000 each per year. The program helped more than 3,000 soy and maize farmers improve their productivity, and facilitated connections with local feed processors to ensure a stable market for these farmers. TechnoServe also provided technical assistance to the Zimbabwe Poultry Association to promote the inclusion of smallholder farmers within the industry.