Rwanda has a production deficit in eggs and chicken relative to consumption and resorts to imports from outside the country. Rwanda also imports a significant proportion of its day old chicks from abroad. The Government of Rwanda’s strategy is to become self-sufficient in poultry production within 2-3 years.
AgDevCo’s investment gives Uzima the operational funding to grow rapidly as a domestic producer of day old chicks for local smallholder farmers and eventually export to the region. To do this, Uzima will invest in a new high-quality hatchery facility Bugesera District, Rwanda. Our investment will allow Uzima to expand production to 8-10 million birds per year, reaching more farmers.
• Our investment will allow Uzima to expand production to 8-10 million birds per year
• The SASSO dual breed, which is ideal for rearing outdoors in backyard conditions, gains weight more quickly than local chickens and is 3-4 times more productive laying eggs.
• Uzima estimates that each smallholder household will earn up to $30-50 pa from egg and meat production.