Poultry Farming in Zimbabwe
The Zimbabwe Farm Project achieved success with its core mission to provide employment to residents, particularly women in the local community of a township located in Mazowe. Our lean-startup was implemented to prove the efficacy of a charitable mission dedicated to self-sufficiency versus aid dependency, by establishing partnerships with Zimbabweans which helps them to achieve self-sufficiency and pride. During Phase 1 and 2 of the program, our partners oversaw all aspect of the agriculture initiative. We achieved many harvest seasons growing corn, carrots, sugar beans, tomatoes, rape and potatoes using sustainable agriculture techniques. However, the long maturation cycle, cost of organic fertilizer, labor and other miscellaneous expenditures resulted in a negative return on investment. Following the potato harvest in late January 2018, the decision was made to let the corn mature for use as feed stock and to transition to poultry farming.