Cockerel Program

APD is currently running a cockerel program where improved cockerels are supplied to selected beneficiary farmers at a subsidized price.

The objectives are to enhance food security, increase intake of animal protein as well as the income earning capacity of rural dwellers particularly women with the view to reducing poverty among small scale poultry farmers.

It is also designed to meet the country’s meat deficit and introduce farmers into commercial poultry production.

Since 2009, one hundred thousand (100,000) cockerels have been reared, 86,042 have been distributed to 5,620 farmers in 114 districts in seven regions of the country.