Ithabeleng Poultry Project - Agri SAAgri SA

Ithabeleng Poultry Project

Started by Standard Bank and David Mphuti, benefitting 13 farmers in Welkom

Why was it started?
Small scale farmer development

How was it done?
With the guidance of David Mphuti 13 small scale poultry farmers were clustered together to lower costs, improve business skills and productivity. Within the cluster there is different segments for maize farmers, chicken growers, eggs and an abattoir. The full spectrum of poultry farming. A cluster committee was established to ensure successful communication. Training market access and bookkeeping was made available by SA Agri Academy. The cluster together as potential to make the shift to commercial farming as their production has increased substantially.

How was it funded?
Standard Bank

Social and Economic Implications
The farmers were able to generate income.