Activity Closed: (FAO/TCP) Sustainable poultry production a way to improve nutrition in Apetina, District Sipaliwini
Country Suriname
Last update: 06/08/2018
Lead organisation organisation details Ministery of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries
Coordinator person details Ronnie Kranenburg
Budget US - US Dollar 9,444
Project period 01/09/2016 to 01/09/2017
Countries: Suriname 
Summary The results of the Telefood finance will be the establishment of production units with local chickens. The local chicken breed (Oso Fowru) is selected because it can adapt perfectly to the local climatological-, feeding- and management circumstances and practices. The domestic chicken has a natural resistance to most infectious diseases and is also hardened against the most extreme weather conditions. Furthermore, they are able to hatch their own eggs. The project will be implemented over a period of 12 months with interested clans.
Background Apetina is a village in the resort Tapanahoni of the district Sipaliwini in Suriname . The village on the Tapanahoni River can be reached by boat, about six hours traveling from Drietabbetje. By plane, Apetina is one hour away from ParamariboA study of mercury in the body of the villagers in the Indigenous village has yielded alarming results. The mercury poisoning is mostly due to the large-scale consumption of fish and the use of contaminated water resources. At the head of the village council is a Granman which cooperates with the Kuluwajak foundation for the sustainable development of the village and the surrounding areas. The foundation promotes tourism by operating a guesthouse in which members of the community find employment. There is a project for the education of 100 school children since 2007. Besides a primary school there is also an airstrip. Because of mercury contamination in many rivers in Sipaliwini by gold mining, their diets are endangered and the health of the villagers is seriously threatened. The Wayana's diet consists mainly of cassava, from hunting (mainly peccary) and fruit (bananas and oranges) as well as fishing. Depending on the season they collect nuts and other protein-rich plant foods from the surrounding forest. Because of their close contact with Western society (Paramaribo), however, there is an increasing demand for gardening equipment, outboard motors, clothes, gasoline, sugar, salt, etc. These products cannot be bartered, like food and other supplies, but need to be bought, which makes a financial income a necessity. To meet this need, hammocks, baskets, bows and arrows and jewelry are some of the crafts made from materials harvested in the forest.
Objective The development objective is to improve the food security and food safety of the villagers in a sustainable manner by enabling the community to produce much more of its food, predominantly animal proteins, since their traditional source is heavily contaminated with mercury from gold mining activities up-stream.
Setup and activities FAO: USD 9444
(Expected) Results 10 chicken pens operated by 10 clans according to poultry management and biosecurity rules for sustainable poultry farming.
List Keywords
2.1 Production System 6. Livestock system
2.3 Commodity group Livestock
7.1 Suriname-Districts Sipaliwini
Role Person name
Project leader person details Ronnie Kranenburg
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