Linstead CDC Revolving Chicken Rearing Project

  • Group Name: Linstead CDC Revolving Chicken Rearing Project
  • Project Name: Linstead CDC Revolving Chicken Rearing Project
  • Type of Venture: Poultry Rearing
  • Sponsors:
  • Start Date: September 28, 2007

Description of Project:

Description of Venture: This venture evolved out of the need to create additional employment for local farmers as well as to create a sense of accountability and transparency. The operations of the “Revolving Chicken Rearing Project” are as follows: - Each farmer receives 100 chickens and all equipment required for rearing. At the end of a six-week cycle (usually when the chickens are mature for killing), these farmers pay back capital to the CDC. This is usually done after the CDC secures market for the raw meat. The project usually involves a maximum of fifteen (15) or a minimum of six (6) farmers per six weeks and the process is revolved per twenty three (23) districts. There is a central slaughterhouse set up in the district of Wakefield, Savannah. This ensures that a particular standard is observed and maintained so as to provide customers with quality chicken meat.

Aim of the Venture:

To assist in the economic advancement of individuals in the Linstead community.

Objectives:

  • To provide an avenue through which persons can generate income so as to improve their standard of living.
  • To promote the management of one’s own business
  • To build community relationship
  • To respond to the community’s top priority issue of unemployment

Our Vision:

“A community that is free from crime and violence with greater training facilities and employment opportunities, with a highly motivated set of community residents, especially the youths and enjoying a clean and wholesome environment in addition to proper housing, health, waste disposal and recreational facilities”.

Our Mission:

To contribute, to coordinate, to empower, to implement development in the community through social, spiritual, cultural, educational and economic projects and programmes.

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Project Data
Currently Employs 15 Persons
Business Plan No
Project Value $200,000

Needs

• Financial Assistance to further expand project and procure equipment
• Technical advice on production methods
• Training in Business Development Planning, Project Management, Marketing, Financial Planning and Management and Budgeting

Challenges

• Limited Funding

Contacts

Devon Smith
793 – 3655
* Data was compiled from socio-economic survey conducted by SDC, 2009. A comprehensive community profile of Rose Heights Community can be obtained at the St. James 1 Albion Road, Montego Bay, St. James.