Chicken farming adds an income source and improves livelihoods for villagers | WWF

Chicken farming adds an income source and improves livelihoods for villagers

Posted on
25 May 2020


Written by Sina Pha, Communications Officer of WWF-Cambodia

Villagers in Sambo District in Kratie Province of Cambodia can now earn extra income by raising chickens. By spending just a little time and money on chicken care and vaccination, farmers can have eggs to collect, and chicks and adult chickens to put up for sale. Introduced by WWF, these simple practices offer locals an alternative source of income to complete dependence on fishing in the Mekong River and other natural sources.
 
Initiated in April 2019, chicken farming has remarkably improved farmers’ livelihoods. Mrs. Heng Srey Oun, a 45-year-old Community Fishery (CFi) member living in Anlung Preah Kur Village in Wattanak Commune was able to earn 50 percent more income for her family, just by raising chickens and selling their eggs. With 44 chickens, she could now collect at least 25 eggs per day, and sometimes over 130 eggs in a week. With the price of 1,000 Khmer riel (US$0.25) per egg, she could get a net profit of around 1,6000 Khmer riel (US$4) each day from selling them, after cutting cost from chicken feed, vaccines and medicine.

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