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Liseli Poultry

Food security through Liseli Poultry

This is our newest food project that will have a huge impact on rural villages in our area. The project consists of providing free range chickens to local villages where Liseli Farms will later purchase the eggs lain back from those villages. The eggs will then be sold in local markets and at Liseli Farmstore.

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Filling the storehouses through Liseli Poultry

Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows!
Malachi 3:10

Liseli Farms is extremely excited for our poultry project. Liseli Farms is establishing a network of poultry production as a tool in poverty alleviation and creating food stability in the area. Chicks will be raised in pens on Liseli Farms. After raising the chicks for four weeks until they are capable of fending for themselves, we will divide the chicks between villages where they will spend the remainder of their lives. These villages are then encouraged to sell back the eggs to Liseli Farms so they may be sold in town at Liseli Farmstore. In addition to making an income from selling eggs the people are also allowed and encouraged to slaughter roosters for a source of protein. We believe this project will be a substantial contributor to elevating the living standards of villages through providing new methods of income and food stability.

The chickens will be free range in the villages which ensures that even the most rural households will be able to benefit from this project as minimal resources are required to raise the poultry. This project will require close participation with the community in order to increase productivity from local smallholder farmers and villages through providing advice and knowledge.  

In addition to providing new sources of food and nutrition to the area the poultry project will be a strong contributor to Liseli's Farmstore, ensuring that there is always fresh and healthy products in town for the people, we believe this is an important opportunity for Liseli Farms to develop value chains, networks and maintain market appeal in the area through our God-based business principles. Products such as eggs and our seasonal produce will attract people to Liseli's Farmstore while creating an awareness of who we are and our vision in the region. Through the poultry porject our communities will benefit substaintially as this project provides both a means of income and food security. This also allows Liseli Farms to achieve equitable regional development through sustainable income and participatory development approaches with the members of our community. 

To establish and maintain agricultural activity and markets in rural areas Liseli Farms aims to combine the indivisible objectives of food security and sovereignty in our region. Liseli Farms will achieve this by implementing agricultural systems that are social fair and have sustainable  production modes that promote conservation of natural resources, particularly land, water and indigenous fauna and flora. Our agricultural activities will all be implemented with close participation of the local community members and encouraging smallholder farming participation and support. Within each project Liseli Farms is focused on improving agricultural activity of local smallholder farmers through diversification and quality seeds, restoring degraded land and manage soil fertility, and assist in developing services such as marketing and agricultural advice. 

Harvesting a wide variety of produce allows us to supply local markets with healthy and nutritious sources of food that through all seasons that are often scarce or too expensive for rural households. Addressing food insecurity is not merely providing sources of food but providing diverse produce that will provide people with the nutritional value they need. Liseli Farms is focusing on addressing the critical issue of food insecurity by diverse agricultural activities that will provide people with all the sources of nutrients, minerals and protein they require. 

Through alleviation of food insecurity, improvement of quality of life and achieving sustainable economic development; Liseli Farms through the Grace of God will be able to uplift Western Zambia out of the poverty it has know for decades and establish a network of food storehouses that will provide for Zambia and beyond. 

 

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