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Poultry Industry and Business


The poultry sub sector is important in agricultural growth. It is a significant source of proteins in household’s nutritional needs, thereby improving people’s diets. The sub-sector is an attractive economic activity especially to women and the poor. In the recent times, poultry farms in Uganda have been growing fast. With a high population, income growth and urbanization, the demand for poultry products is expected to increase in the future, leading to an increase in poultry farms over time.


To drive transformative skills, knowledge, technology, innovation, SMEs (Small-Medium Enterprises) and services into the poultry industry and in partnerships, continuously improve production, health, employment, community wellbeing and economic growth.


Program offered:

  • Short Courses
  • Artisan skills certificate
  • Ordinary skills certificate
  • Ordinary skills diploma

Minimum Programme Duration: Two years for ordinary certificates and two years for diplomas.

Target group: Those interested in building attractive industrial, business, professional and service careers associated with the poultry production industry.

Minimum Entry Requirements
  • For artisan skills development certificate, the minimum is a school leaver with a good grade.
  • For professional skills qualification (ordinary certificate and ordinary diploma), the minimum is an ordinary level certificate.
  • Graduates of tertiary institutions and farmers are encouraged to apply because this program is designed to nurture skills, employment and enterprises for all.
  • O-level certificate entrants will undertake a bridging course when proceeding from diploma to degree level.

This programme offers work opportunities as one or more of the following;

  1. Parent stock technicians
  2. Exotic hatchery technicians
  3. Indigenous hatchery technicians
  4. Poultry masons(siting, poultry house, designs, farm planning)
  5. Brooder technicians
  6. Broiler flock technicians
  7. Layer flock technicians
  8. Poultry equipment technicians
  9. Poultry feed technologist(feeder, drinkers, patches, laying boxes)
  10. Poultry feeds technologist
  11. Poultry slaughter house and abattoir experts
  12. Egg processors and value addition technician
  13. Poultry dressing and packaging technician
  14. Poultry sales professionals
  15. Poultry manure and production experts
  16. Bi product technicians
  17. Instrument handlers
  18. Poultry health manager

Further Information
Visit the AFRISA Secretariat in the Veterinary Complex, Makerere University Main Campus.
Call +256-312 514 068 / +256-414-554 685 or send an email to <info@afrisa.org>



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