We are working in four communities in Central Province to undertake coral reef conservation activities and introduce village chicken keeping and vegetable gardens as alternative food/livelihood activities. A major obstacle for the sustainability of conservation projects is compliance among coastal communities, especially if it means short-term reductions in fish catch. We will address this problem by introducing village chickens as an alternative protein source for fish, which will run in parallel with community-led coastal conservation and livelihood initiatives. Six Master Farmers have been trained in poultry husbandry, coral gardening, participatory community decision making and permaculture, in order to lead activities in PNG.
Food security and income for villages through village chicken rearing and reef restoration
This project will work with four coastal communities of Central Province to undertake coral reef conservation activities and introduce village chicken keeping and vegetable gardens as alternative food/livelihood activities to increase food and nutrition security, reduce poverty and help communities adapt to climate change.
Feasibility and scoping study
With financial support from the English Family Foundation, Kyeema undertook a scoping study visit to Papua New Guinea (PNG) to determine the feasibility of setting up village chicken breeding and training centres in Central Province.
Supported by: English Family Foundation
With thanks to our partners
Kyeema Champions in PNG
“I am working with Kyeema to set up my own breeding flock at home in Param Village in Raba Raba District, Milne Bay Province.”
– Grace, Param Village
“I’m working on the reef because I want to help my family and my village for the future.”
– Kevin, Tubusereia Village