Indbro Rainbow Rooster in East Africa10 January 2014
EAST AFRICA - Indbro Research & Breeding Farms Pvt.Ltd. India is steadily progressing into East Africa with its versatile, multi-coloured, dual-purpose, low-input bird, the 'Rainbow Rooster'.
Ugandan and Kenyan farmers have already accepted the birds for both backyard and commercial rearing.
Rainbow Rooster chicks are being distributed in Uganda by Dr David Kayondo Livingstone of Vet Frontiers (Nakawa Taxi Park, PO Box 26535, Kampala, Uganda. Tel: +256 702 818 988).
In Kenya, Rainbow Rooster chicks are distributed by Eldoret Kenya by James Chelulay (KUKUCHIC Ltd. PO Box 2810-30100, Eldoret, Kenya. Tel: +254 727991303 / +254 733840288).
After testing the suitability of the birds, Joy Women’s Organization of Kenya, with 50,000 women members, is planning to rear the same birds in its Rural Food Production programme. Joywo will be going in for its own hatchery and breeding farm to multiply the Rainbow Rooster and Indbro Brown Layers to meet the huge demand for these chicks in the country.
TECHNOSERVE 'Business Solutions to Poverty' in Africa, funded by the USAID programme, has also found Rainbow Rooster a suitable bird to augment the food production in the rural areas of Kenya.
Representatives of the these groups were in India, in November 2013, studying the 'Poultry Production by Masses' initiative with Rainbow Rooster. The New Year, 2014, will see further Indbro initiatives throughout East Africa.