Facilitator discussing good management practices in poultry and fish farming Facilitator discussing good management practices in poultry and fish farming
EXTENSION IN ADOPTED VILLAGES AND SCHOOLS FOR POULTRY AND
FISH FARMING ( Success story)
Francis, O., Gurama, A.U., Abdulkereem S., Yahaya A., Magaji H.
Federal College of Horticulture Dandikowa
PMB 108 Gombe State
1.0 BACK GROUND INFORMATION
2.1 Adopted School and villages sites
3.0 ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT
3.1 Adopted villages
3.2 Adopted Schools
4.0 ACHIEVEMENT(Success Story)
1.0 BACK GROUND / TECHNOLOGY APPROVED
. Creating jobs and overcoming poverty in Nigeria is a challenge
affecting Nigeria government.
. To fight this problem, the agricultural research council of Nigeria(
ARCN) introduced the concept of adopted village and school with the
aim of improving the economics status and livelihood of students and
farmers of the selected school and villages
. The enterprises chosen on which technologies developed were applied
are Fish and poultry farming.
. Two communities and two secondary schools selected were Hinna
village, Baure village and Government comprehensive secondary school
Dadinkowa, Government science secondary school Hinna respectively.
. The adopted communities and secondary schools are within the radius
of 20km from the college and all are in yamatu Deba local Government
The general objective is to improve the
economic status and the livelihood of the
selected villages and schools and to catch the
secondary school children young in Fish and
The specific objective are:-
1. To enhance job and self employment
opportunities for youth and women
2. To empowered resource- poor farmers
participating in the program.
3. To ensure food security.
2.1 Adopted villages/schools sites
Government science secondary school Hinna
Government comprehensive secondary school
3.0 ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT.
Most of the activities proposed during the period , a lot have been achieved, and
- Ensuring the completion of our demonstration plots the fish pond and poultry
-Ensuring successful brooding and other good poultry management practices
-Stocking of pond and managed pond with farmers and students.
-Establishment of vegetable garden s where water from the fish pond and
poultry dropping are used for watering and manuring.
--Linking farmers to source of input e.g. day old chicks , feeds, consultancy
services, poultry equipments, Drugs, and market.
-Women were encouraged to participate in all aspects of poultry
(B) Adopted Secondary school.
- Conducting student’s excursion to well established poultry farms and fish
ponds within Gombe town.
- Completion of poultry houses in the secondary school.
- Practical demonstration of good fishry/ poultry management practices.
- Organizing extra-moral classes for agric . Students.
- Organised qiz competition for students especially on poultry hygiene .
4.0 ACHIEVEMENT/ SUCCESS STORY OF THE ADOPTED VILLAGES/ SCHOOLS
The result obtained from activities executed during the period was enormous. This has
brought a lot of changes and transformation to the farmers and students of the
concerned schools. The achievements includes:
300 farmers were trained in poultry house construction, brooding of day old pullets,
settling of day old chicks in the brooding house, cleaning of brooding house before the
arrival of birds, feeding and water programmes, other management practices like de-
worming, general sanitation of poultry house.Seven farmers reared broilers to
maturity during sara festiival
SFacilitating the construction and operation of 4 individual poultry farm using all the
information given to them through our activities
Brooding and rearing of birds was successful and this has given the farmers positive
signs that the enterprise is viable.
Frequent meetings held during the period resulted to awareness creation on
sensitive issues like the responsibilities of official and association and conflict
4.1 ADOPTED SCHOOLS
Students were trained on poultry and fish pond management and including farm
Students were made to know how to carry out feeding of birds, know vaccination
programme, know when to change different types of feed and at what age feeds are
changed e.g from growers mash to layers mash. The students are eager to start fish
and poultry farming.
There is great interest among the students to start poultry/fish farming at
the completion of their studies. Already two students have been reported
having 50 birds each.
The young farmers club were strenghthen through regular meetings held
150 students were given extra -moral classes for senior students especially
on Agric Science.
1. Difficulty in movement of staff and materials (feeds) to sites
2. Farmers attitude
3. Inadequate materials for establishing more adopted villages/
schools as being demand from neighbouring villages.
4. Trespass by other farmers who are not members of the society
5. Weather condition
6. Theft cases
Federal College of Horticulture should be given approval to establish
more adopted schools and villages around Gombe State.
There is need for pick up vehicle for materials and staff movement
Provision should be made to fence sites in order to prevent
trespassing which could result to theft cases.