Shalom Project, Win­tron Fi­nan­cial Ser­vices launch farm­ing project

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SHALOM Project and Win­tron Fi­nan­cial Ser­vices have launched a farm­ing project. The project aims at train­ing and rais­ing 1 000 goat farm­ers who will be equipped with the knowl­edge and skill to pro­duce for the ex­port mar­ket.

The train­ing pro­vided to the farm­ers is in two phases, with the first phase be­ing goat farm­ing skills de­vel­op­ment and the sec­ond phase be­ing an agribusi­ness fi­nan­cial man­age­ment course. Af­ter which the par­tic­i­pants can draw up busi­ness pro­pos­als and sub­mit to the or­gan­is­ers for assess­ment and fund­ing. The con­cept is in­formed by the global de­mand for goat meat ow­ing to the dev­as­tat­ing ef­fects of cli­mate change and un­rest in coun­tries such as South Su­dan that had been the tra­di­tional pro­duc­ers and sup­pli­ers of goats and goat meat to North Africa and the Mid­dle East.

The project seeks to en­hance the ca­pac­ity of small­holder farm­ers to meet the qual­ity and quan­tity of the prod­uct en­abling them to com­pete for mar­kets at in­ter­na­tional lev­els. Their train­ing is on prac­ti­cal in­ten­sive goat farm­ing meth­ods and take spe­cial con­sid­er­a­tion on ge­net­ics, shel­ter, feed, se­cu­rity and an­i­mal health. — Shalom Project.

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