New improved henhouse. Chickens being fed supplementary vitamin enriched feed. In the foreground is a apecial breeding rooster. - - Improvements in Poultry Breeding: TFD-97/SEN/001. The aim of this TeleFood-funded project (approximately US$10 000 invested) is to help local families to increase chicken production and improve the build of the birds by cross-breeding with special breeding roosters. The health of the birds was improved by vaccination and elimination of parasites and an amelioration was made in the diet and habitat of the poultry.
The most needy rural populations who were targeted were well structured and best able to get the most out of the programmed activities. This justified the choice of a women's rural community of Tomoronkoto. These rural communities were supported by a non-governmental organization "Maison familiale rurale" and thus benefited from technical assistance, including the aid of a Vietnamese agronomist.
Activities centred around improving health, feeding and habitat of the poultry by vaccination against Newcastle and other diseases; nourishing with best quality local feed; and improving henhousing and equipment for breeding. (20879-20885).