Youth Speaker entry #76: Kelvin Ogholi (Nigeria)

UNFIRE Nigeria helps farmers in Nigeria make more money by proving them with low-cost poultry feeds that cost a fraction of the prices of conventional feeds, thereby facilitating productivity increases by 50%. Feeds are made from an organic farm and environmental waste compound made up primarily of a combination of Mango seeds, Cassava Waste and Water Hyacinth etc..

For instance, Steven one of our farmer and a poultry farmer operating out of a residential backyard in Mosogar, Oghara Local Government Area of Delta State, even if he would love to produce 500 chickens instead of 150, he would never be able to afford the feeds cost necessary to take that quantum leap.

Kelvin OgholiBy reducing the cost of feeds from $17 to $8, UNFIRE helped smallholder farmers like Steven gain quantum leap into the sustainable/local food system increasing his profit margin/income while reducing the retail price of chicken, eggs products by 40-60% – making them more affordable & available (to 6,000+ low-income consumers in Steven community). We are on our way to building healthier communities in Nigeria.

To date, UNFIRE has been able to impact over 100 farmers in rural communities across South-South region of Nigeria and beyond and these farmers have been able to provide protein food for over hundreds of thousands of people living on $2 a day in these communities.

Text, photo and video are submitted by Kelvin Ogholi (Nigeria) – kelvinogholi(at)

The content, structure and grammar is at the discretion of the author only.

This post is published as an application by the author, to speak as a youth representative at the World Forestry Congress. Have a look at the other entries too!

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