- Did you know that Nigerians consume 1.22 Billion Birds yearly?
Did you know that 70% of Chicken consumed by Nigerians is smuggled into the Country?
Now, Imagine a Country that produces what she consumes, conserve her scarce foreign exchange, and provide job opportunities for her youthful population.
That is the Drive!
It is Absolutely Possible!
In 2016, the Nigerian economy plunged into recession due to the crash in crude oil prices.
With this event, there was a rise in prices of basic food items in the Nigerian markets, particularly, items imported from other countries.
Upon closer look, we discovered, that of the 2 million metric tons of chicken consumed in Nigeria annually, only about 300,000 tons are produced locally.
We thought what if there are a lot of young Nigerians who are playing in this agro-space.
What if, there is no local supply deficit for chicken meat; will smugglers be the go-to ‘alternatives?
You see, Chicken Smuggling thrive, only because we are yet to build-up enough local production of poultry birds to effectively fight against chicken smuggling.
In spite of the odds stacked up against us, Rachab Hills Poultry Farm started operating about two months ago. We are currently operating at 1,000 birds per cycle on a 2,000 birds per cycle Pen facility.
We do plan to further increase our production and a make a significant contribution within the poultry industry in Nigeria.
We truly believe that Nigeria can be self-sufficient in Food production.
With the right support system, many young Nigerians who are hungry for change can make a significant contribution to the growth and development of our dear country.
That is what we truly believe and that is why we are in Business!
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