Poultry Impact Cluster

The Poultry Impact cluster in Tanzania ‘Kukua Na Kuku’ is a collaboration between Tanzania and the Netherlands to transform Tanzania’s poultry sector using Dutch technologies.

The Story of Kukua Na Kuku (Growing with Chicken)

The poultry sector in Tanzania is emerging steadily both in indigenous and exotic chicken and has great potential. For the past few years, Tanzania’s population has been growing rapidly, increasing the demand for animal protein. The potential of the poultry sector in Tanzania opens opportunities for investments. Growing with Chicken was built to unlock Tanzania’s potential in poultry and to make the poultry sector a dynamic, vibrant and competitive sector. As a cluster of Dutch companies the ‘Kukua na Kuku’ (Growing with Chicken) partnership promises farmers to increase their efficiency, productivity and the quality of their produce by learning from the cluster’s agricultural expertise and experience. The aim is to improve farm management, animal health, marketing and ensure the availability of quality feed and suitable equipment. The consortium partners believe that by investing in the entire value chain the sector will be unlocking its full potential and, in turn, will catalyze the growth of demand for good quality poultry products. By setting up a training facility and demonstration farm the cluster invests in the future as this will allow a transfer of knowledge and expertise throughout the entire value chain. There is a strong belief in future-proof solutions; in addition to training a large numbers of farmers on farm management, the cluster will also improve the further dissemination of this acquired knowledge by developing the trainees’ educational skills.

Ambition of the Impact Cluster

The promotion and support of the continuous development of the poultry sector in Tanzania is the ambition of the Kukua na Kuku (Growing with Chicken) impact cluster. The aim is to enhance capacity building throughout the value chain in order to improve the efficiency and quality of production and to increase the demand for poultry products. In cooperation with local stakeholders the aim is to establish a thriving and competitive Tanzanian poultry sector that is based on a sound business model.

Growing with Chicken Tanzania

The impact cluster will demonstrate their solutions and share knowledge in a training facility in Tanzania. There will be cooperation with a local partner in setting up a production and training center, a demonstration broiler farm, and a demonstration layer farm, both with a capacity of 2500 birds. In addition to training staff to manage these farms, the cluster will provide veterinarian services, training to farmers and other trainers. For this purpose, they develop tailor-made curricula and manuals. Next to technical and farm management issues, they will pay close attention to food safety and animal health aspects. As the training facility can accommodate large groups of participants this allows them to also serve other regions, such as the Dar es Salaam region.


The Netherlands and Poultry

Tanzania and the Netherlands are important trade partners and maintain a valuable partnership towards a sustainable food sector. The poultry sector in the Netherlands is founded on family businesses and corporations who have been seeking long-term solutions for centuries. Our farmers are entrepreneurs. Innovation and highly efficient production, in combination with working in partnerships with companies, knowledge institutes and government organizations, has made the Netherlands a global leader in the poultry sector. With this knowledge and experience, the Dutch sector can help to further develop the sector in Tanzania.

Interested to learn more? Follow activities of the impact cluster on the Dutch Poultry Tanzania website or contact: NABC (Cluster Coordinator) Mackenzie Masaki mackenzie.masaki@nabc.nl or Theonestine Mutabingwa of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands at dar-lnv@minbuza.nl

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