Poultry International - January 2018 - 24
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Rwandan egg farm uses
modern production techniques
Rwandan layer farm sees improved output after incorporating
modern farming practices.
Egg production was not the first career choice of
Jean-Baptiste Musabyimana, who has been operating
a commercial layer farm in Rwanda for a little under
But his egg farm, based in Bugesera, south of the
Rwanda's capital Kigali, is viewed as being revolutionary in the country's egg sector.
The 18-hectare farm, which is still being expanded,
first came into operation in March 2016 and has seen
investments of RWF1 billion (US$1.2 million).
Musabyimana's background is in finance. Based
The new open-sided houses are single span with
concrete floors, making cleaning and disinfection
easier. Mark Clements
The on-farm feed facilities are
thought to be among the best in
Rwanda. Mark Clements
in France, he made the decision to return
home, and had the idea that setting up a
modern egg farm in Rwanda might be one
way to do this.
He approached several companies that
supply European egg producers to ask if
the same approaches carried out on the
farms that they worked with could be
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