JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (ADV) – Tanzanian Livestock Research Institute (TALIRI) recently donated Tanzanian chicken egg incubators to villagers countrywide.
The 3676 were divided among villagers in 135 villages in different regions recently.
TALIRI will be monitoring progress towards the initiative.
Villagers also received free training on ideal hatchery though the TALIRI’s seven centres. The centres are in Kongwa, Mabuki, Tanga, Mpwapwa, Naliendele, Uyole and Kilimanjaro.
TALIRI Director General, Dr Eligy Shirima said the initiative to distribute chicken egg incubators was part of the institute’s strategic plan to encourage villagers to engage in hatchery as income generating activity.
“TALIRI also counsels the households on hatchery and good management of chicken egg incubators,” said Dr Shirima.
Apart from the donation, the ongoing programme carried out by TALIRI was producing hay in 84 districts in 22 Regions. The institution has supplied 4000 kilogrammes of seeds to the members to produce hay in the regions.
TALIRI also plans to team up with foreign research institutes in order to carry out a number of research projects to improve livestock and hatchery in the country.
Dr Shirima added that currently, TALIRI is carrying out a programme to produce dairy goats. The programme aims at producing 15000 dairy goats by 2020.
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