Poultry project at NA prison
The Food for the Poor (FFP) organization is funding $3
million for establishment of the Prison Poultry Project at the New Amsterdam
A ceremony was recently held at the prison where the organization handed
over a quantity of items including two freezers, two refrigerators, a generator
and plastic containers to assist with the venture. The chicken pen, which is
currently under construction in the prisons compound, is expected to be
completed in a few weeks.
Richard Bryan, Agricultural Coordinator/Superintendent of Prisons thanked
FFP and told the media that training would be provided for the inmates to manage
the project so that they would be able to handle their own businesses on their
release. He said 30 people would be trained on a yearly basis in both the
theoretical and practical aspects of poultry rearing.
The inmates will also have the opportunity to learn the economics of each
batch to know if the project is viable. The project would start with 1,000
chickens and is expected to see a return of $400,000.
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