Goodman Fielder promotes poultry in villages

65 villages in Central Province have been visited by Goodman Fielder International (GFI) as part of its Flame Stockfeed Education trainers program to support local poultry businesses.

The Flame Stockfeed Farmer Education sessions combine both the basic skills training with a commercial element advising on how to plan their budget, reinvest and most importantly save for the future. 

Since commencing in September last year, the Flame Stockfeed Education trainers have covered 65 villages in Central Province, with 28 of those being Motuan. 

Backed by its ‘Bikpela Hariap’ formulation and a team of farming experts, GFI says it is overwhelmed at the requests for more sessions throughout the Southern province. 

The company has plans to roll out the program nationally. The team is currently training individuals and families across the East Sepik and Gulf provinces.

Marketing manager Jeremy Fry said of the initiative: “There are plenty of people with small poultry set ups around the country primarily servicing their protein needs, but very few are turning this is into an income stream.”

Flame Stockfeed brand manager, Jasmin Sillorar, said she was happy to be helping the community. 

“Many of the villages on the coast and waterways are facing issues with lower fish stocks and decreasing levels of wallabies and wild pigs. Chickens are a perfect and sustainable way to ensure adequate protein is included in the diet.

“The more people that Flame Stockfeed teach to turn their small poultry project into a business will translate into benefits right up through the economy as people begin to realise how easy it is to make money out of chicken farming.”

Author: 
Cedric Patjole