NIGERIA – Amo Farm Sieberer Hatchery Limited (AFSH), a leading animal protein producer in Nigeria, has joined forces with the University of Ilorin (Unilorin) through its Faculty of Veterinary Medicine to bolster poultry production in the country.
The partnership aims to contribute to the academic and practical knowledge of veterinary students, providing them with direct exposure to poultry farming and agricultural techniques.
As part of this collaboration, AFSH is donating 1,500-day-old chicks to the University, emphasizing its commitment to fostering the development of future agricultural leaders.
The initiative seeks to showcase the profitability of responsible poultry husbandry methods and facilitate the exchange of knowledge within the agricultural sector.
A statement from AFSH outlined the company’s multifaceted support for the initiative.
“This support exemplifies the commitment of Amo Farm Sieberer Hatchery to fostering the development of future agricultural leaders, to showcase the profitability of responsible poultry husbandry methods and to facilitate the exchange of knowledge within the agricultural sector.”
In addition to the chick donation, AFSH is extending an offer to repurchase the fully grown birds at a competitive market price, ensuring economic incentives for the university and its students.
“By this strategy, the university and its students are not only provided with an economic incentive but the project’s sustainability is also guaranteed,” the statement said.
“Furthermore, the poultry organisation is dedicated to offering complimentary technical support to the university for the duration of the birds’ life cycle.”
The strategic approach not only benefits the academic institution economically but also ensures the sustainability of the project.
AFSH will further provide complimentary technical support to the university throughout the birds’ life cycle, offering professional advice on nutrition, disease control, and overall poultry well-being.
The statement emphasized AFSH’s belief in the significance of knowledge sharing and practical experience in enhancing the effectiveness of initiatives.
“We are excited to collaborate with the veterinary department of the University of Ilorin on this CSR initiative. Our dedication to responsible and sustainable poultry husbandry extends to the communities we serve, in addition to our business operations,” the statement noted.
“Through material assistance and educational investments, we can effectuate a constructive and enduring transformation within the regional agricultural sphere.”