Eight farmers in Minuwangate, Kurunegala were selected to receive assistance towards the construction of poultry pens on their own land, through the National Agribusiness Council (NAC) under the FAO’s Telefood Special Fund.
Construction and supply of materials was supervised by the coordinating officer of the Kurunegala Regional Farmer Council. This project was conducted by the NAC, FAO and Bairaha Farms PLC, who supplied thousand chicks per farmer under a buy back agreement, according to an NAC statement.
TeleFood is the FAO's annual campaign dedicated towards reducing the number of hungry people in the world by operating at the grass-root level. Replication of this project could help Farmer families better their living standards and also increase the avalability of animal protein in the country.