School for Chicken Farmers

Kindia, Guinea

1998

Poultry farming is an important area of development in food production, because chickens consume little plant protein, but yield many times the amount as animal protein.

In recent years, the development aid organisation Indigo, in collaboration with the Finnish Poultry Farmers' Association, has supported the development of chicken farming in Guinea.

This year a small educational unit will be built onto the Kaheré chicken farm, consisting of a school building, student dormitory and teacher's home. Each course contains 12 students.

The main technical objective is to minimize brick making, transportation and the use of imported materials.

The main building material for both the walls and the floor will be stabilised earth blocks. The roof will be made from 3 mm thick fibre-reinforced tiles. These materials will be made on the site in hand-operated presses.