IAD Mini-Project Grant
EMPOWERING WOMEN AND THE YOUTH THROUGH ENHANCED GUINEA FOWL PRODUCTION AND HEALTH IN NORTHERN GHANA
The overall goal is to increase guinea fowl productivity in two selected communities (Yua and Sirigu) in order to improve food security, reduce poverty, women financial empowerment, and gender equality in the Kassena-Nankana West and East Districts in the Upper East Region of Ghana.
Specific Objectives of Project
To identify, mobilize and build the capacity of 20 households, mostly the youth, women and the elderly farmers into guinea fowl production.
- To conduct annual vaccination against Newcastle Disease and deworming against internal parasites in rural chickens for 5000 households in two communities of Yua and Sirigu.
- To provide direct support to 20 women, girls and physically challenged people in guinea fowl rearing by providing 20 live guinea fowl keets (name for chicks) to raise to maturity.
- To procure vaccines and veterinary drugs for vaccination against Newcastle Disease