Sustainable pig farming

by Niran Adigun in Nigeria

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On 7th December 2019 we successfully raised £25 with 2 supporters in 28 days

Feed The Pigs

by Niran Adigun in Nigeria

Green Network is a charity dedicated to the alleviation of poverty in Nigeria through domestic livestock and cassava plantation farming. The charity was registered in the United Kingdom in September 2018 with charity number 1180103. The charity intends to improve the Nigerian farming lifestyle, create employment for youth and reduce poverty by unleashing Nigerian farmers’ ability to cultivate sustainable and environmentally friendly agriculture. It aims to develop socio-economically equitable methods of farming practices, especially in pastoral breeding of farm animals and hydroponics in Nigeria. It will provide affordable protein in an area where access to affordable protein is a challenge

The feeding of pigs comprises of cassava, palm kernel cake and hydroponic fodder, the funds will be used to purchase 10,000 kilograms of palm kernel cake for supplementing feeds for pigs .Upon fattening and selling 50 pigs, the money accrued will be used to construct hydroponic shed for production of fodder for 300 pigs on the farm. Buying commercial fodder for feeding the pigs has proven an expensive cost.

The materials for construction comprise timber and 90% ultraviolet nets, hydroponic fodder has high protein content and is an affordable source of pig feed. Hydroponics fodder production does not require clearing large expanse of land or weeding. It takes 7 days and is not labour intensive. It is controllable, reliable, efficient and cost effective and does not rely on the weather. 

 

The project is organic farming, it will save the environment by production of fodder in small controlled space. It will also impact on farm production through improved pork quality, lower cost of feed and production by 40% hence contributing to better nutrition of the population. Using cassava to feed the pigs, waste generated by pigs will be converted to energy and fertilizer through biogas the fertilizer will be applied to cassava plantation, making the farming methods sustainable. After initial funding this enterprise will aim to be self sustaining ,adding more pig farmers and providing more food in the community.

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