During the month of February we had many Japanese experts visiting us for field training activities at the ICA Cote D’Ivoire level, which ended its final month of a second year of the reintegration project in the Agneby-Tiassa region.
As part of the expert visits, from the 8th to the 14th of February, Mr Ishizawa, an expert in poultry farming, shared his knowledge on the use of the incubator and the methods of sanitary hygiene practices on breeding farms. His mission was also aimed at observing our methods for the breeding of chickens of Japanese stock. At the end of his stay he gave a training session on poultry care, covering intervals of vaccination and the hours of light required in the laying hen buildings. He also instructed the beneficiaries in marketing strategies, to ensure maximum profit.
Ms. Shizuyo Sato, Executive Director of ICA-Japan visited ICA-CI from February 18th to March 2nd, as a follow-up to evaluate the activities of the second year of the reintegration project that our two offices carried out with funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA). This two-week mission allowed us to thoroughly scrutinize all the accomplishments of the two years, both in success and in activity not yet completed. The shortcomings, identified at the sub-project level, have been resolved in order to see an improvement in year three.
To assist ICA-CI and the beneficiaries in the project, Ms. Shizuyo, in addition to visits to the 11 villages were the projects are being implemented, gave a three-day leadership training course to staff and beneficiaries.
She informed staff that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan has approved funding for the third year of the project and for all of the new activities that are to be carried out. As part of the new activities for the third year, we are to build a restaurant, and a point-of-sale kiosk, acquire a pick-up truck, and set up a 4224 egg incubator and two hatcheries.
This post was written for ICAI’s monthly bulletin the Global Buzz, March 2017.