Chick Farming Project
The German Embassy in Sri Lanka funded a micro-project to
uplift the livelihood of people in different parts of the Island.
The project supports twenty young widows in the under developed areas of Mannar to start a home based family business
of egg production as a means of self-employment which would
generate an income for the families. 20 recipients from the Mannar District were selected by the Women’s Chamber of Industry
& commerce (WCIC) with the assistance of Mannar Women’s
Development Federation. A project co-ordinator was appointed
from the Department of Animal Production & Health, Northern
A training session was conducted by Veterinary Surgeon from
the area and due to the extreme weather conditions in the
country especially in the North and the subsequent floods in the
Mannar District decided to give the movable cages and were
handed over to the 20 beneficiaries. WCIC Board Members attended the distribution of 600 chicks and visited their homes
as well. The recipients were provided with high quality cages,
chicks, medicine for the chicks, waterier and feed to enable the
women to be able to rear the chicks without undue hardship.
Progress of the development and growth of the chicks is being
overseen by the veterinary surgeons and the field officers of Agriculture, Animal Production and Development, Rural Industries
Development and Fisheries in Mannar.