REINVENTING SOLAR POULTRY BREEDING WITHOUT ANTIBIOTICS
Clever Chicken is a responsible and sustainable poultry rearing project in the Obala region, Cameroon.
The project preserves biodiversity, limits imports of poultry feed, improves food security and tackles antibiotic resistance.
- Development and use of solar energy (incubators, warmth for the chicks)
- Local organic production of feed for the chickens. This includes the breeding of black soldier flies for local input of proteins and production of compost (see video)
- Elimination of the use of antibiotics for the chickens with natural treatments based on traditional medicine.
- 29 farmers (including eight women) produce grain to feed the chickens
- Four jobs directly created (including two full time)
- 50 reproductive hens and cockerels
- Around 20 chicks produced each week
- Direct sale to regular customers
- Mortality rate reduced by half compared to conventional poultry breeding in Cameroon (5%).