Zimbabwe: Chicken Farmers Get Support

In Zimbabwe, chicken farming has emerged as a significant source of income for many individuals and communities, contributing to both economic stability and food security.

Development Diaries reports that chicken farmers in Zimbabwe face several challenges that hinder the growth and sustainability of their poultry businesses.

One pressing challenge for chicken farmers in Zimbabwe is the inconsistent availability and high cost of poultry feed. The rising prices of essential feed ingredients, such as maize and soybeans, make it challenging for farmers to afford balanced and nutritious feeds for their chickens.

Also, fluctuations in the cost of feed directly impact production costs, reducing profit margins for farmers.

Fortunately, many chicken farmers, like Lillian Moyo, will have less to worry about as WHH Zimbabwe Welthungerhilfe has helped them set up poultry projects that have helped improve their lives.


Data from Reportlinker shows that by 2026, Zimbabwean poultry meat consumption is expected to reach 66.2 thousand metric tons, a slight decrease of 0.7 percent from 2021.

With the rising demand for poultry products, Zimbabweans engaged in chicken farming are not only meeting the domestic market needs but also tapping into export opportunities, thereby further enhancing their financial prospects.

Photo source: WHH Zimbabwe Welthungerhilfe


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