African Chicken is a Tanzanian business that fights unemployment, poverty, and hunger, with chickens. Their goal is to increase rural household communities’ income from less than $1 to $2 by 2020. The company provides chickens to rural women, who they pay to raise them for four months. Then the firm collects 90% of the chickens, and sells them to hotels, restaurants, and other large buyers. The women keep 10% of the chickens for themselves. Africa Chicken aims to scale up the annual production of 300,000 chickens by 2019 with revenues of about $2 million dollars. Their model is being studied by universities, small holder chicken producers, NGOs, government agencies, and also the Tanzanian Livestock Research Institute. This project is led by John Kayira.
Mr. Henry Tanjong of the MCN interviewed Mr. John Kayira, Founder & CEO of African Chicken on April 3, 2017. Please find FULL INTERVIEW