This will eventually benefit
the school and the orphanages at Montrouse, and the children
at the UCT base in the Yolanda Thervil Foundation in Bon Repos
and Maranatha Orphanage in St Marc.
Pastor Anous (left) seen here from the
Maranatha Orphanage in St Marc with Pastor Banes
It will also benefit individual youth through acquisition
of skills in animal husbandry and farming, Managerial, Marketing,
Sales and Accounting skills. It will act as a demonstration project
for the youth in the Les Cayes district where UCT hopes to start
a PowerPlay Chid Care Pilot Project in the near future including
a Poultry Project.
The organic manure will also fuel the BioGas production
plants that will be housed close to the project as well as service
the fish farm Aquaponics.
UCT will be looking to cultivate alternative food
sources for the Poultry farm such as Moringa:
The Moringa tree has great use
medicinally both as preventative and treatment. The Moringa or Miracle
tree prevents 300 diseases. One area in which there has been significant
scientific research is the reported antibiotic activity of this
tree. The leaves contain all essential amino acids and are rich
in protein, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C and minerals.
on the video link to view a You Tube video on Moringa 'The
Miracle Tree' in Ghana and the budget for a Moringa Processing
Feeding the high protein leaves to cattle and chichenns
has been shown to increase weight gain by up to 32% and milk production
in cattle by 43 to 65%. It also lowers the cholesterol level in
eggs. The seeds contain 30 to 40% oil that is high in oleic acid,
while degreased meal is 61% protein. The defatted meal is a flocculant
and can be used in water purification to settle out sediments and
The Moringa or 'miracle tree' is being cultivated
in poverty-stricken nations, such as Niger, as a primary source
of food and nutrients and UCT is committed to introduce this tree
as part of our Agro forestry Program. The tree is also a rich source
The effects of Moringa stenopetala leaf meal (MSLM)
on nutrient intake and weight of chickens has been researched. Dry
matter and crude protein intake and average weight gain of chickens
fed on MSLM diets increased with increasing levels of MSLM. Thus,
the supplementation of chicks’ diet with MSLM could be an
alternative feeding strategy in rural chicken production practices
in Moringa growing tropical regions. Due to the harsh, dry climate
of some parts of Haiti Moringa is a perfect choice as an alternative
food supply to our Poultry Farm.
Production of Guinea corn
Guinea corn a grass species cultivated for its edible grain.
The species can grow in arid soils and withstand prolonged
droughts .Guinea corn is one of a number of grains used
as wheat substitutes in gluten-free recipes and products
and is an excellent food for the poultry and piggery project.
Cassava is a highly productive tropical crop that is traditionally
cultivated to produce roots for human consumption or industrial
extraction of starch. The leaves are a by-product from this
operation and can be sun-dried prior to using them as a source
of protein and vitamins in pig and poultry diets.
Cassava can also be cultivated in a combined forage
/ root system with two or more harvests of the foliage prior to
letting the roots develop to maturity. More recently, efforts have
been concentrated on managing it as a perennial forage crop with
repeated harvesting at 2 to 3 month. In this system, the roots are
not harvested, but serve as a nutrient reserve to support the forage
Production of Mulberry trees
UCT Haiti is committed to helping in every way with reforesting
Haiti and a great way is to introduce tree planting into
our Poultry projects. Mulberries are regarded as a health
tonic and the Chinese uses the leave for tea and the berries
as syrup. Known to protect many known diseases, and used
as a traditional medicine, mulberry fruits are now becoming
very popular outside of China.
A Mulberry tree can supplement chicken food for
three solid months (from July through September.) Mulberry leaf
meal appears to be a very promising alternative protein source for
chickens in the tropics.
The high levels of nurtriants intake and digestibility
confirm the high nutritive value of mulberry eaves and their potential
as a forage that can support
rabbit production. With comparable DM intake, digestibility and
weight gain as in all-concentrate ration achieved with up to 50%
substitution of concentrate in rations, rapid growth rate of rabbits
can be achieved at
less cost. Where marketing opportunities does not necessitate rapid
weight gains, producers may chose to substitute more concentrate
or even feed mulberry leaves as a sole diet to achieve satisfactory
even lower costs.
Trichantera gigantean is a fodder
tree, also known as Nacedero . It can be planted at low density
at 6,700 cuttings per hectare. It grows well easily between plantation
crops and produces 40-60 tons per hectare. Partial replacement of
mixed feeds with Trichantera gigantea give almost the same results
in terms of weight gain, and egg production and income with those
chickens given sole mixed feeds.
Justification of these enterprises
There is an increasing demand for poultry meat and
eggs throughout Haiti. Of the 31 million eggs the population eats
monthly, 30 million are imported from the Dominican Republic next
Poultry farms are some of the most promising enterprises
in Haiti this is because they require little space and relatively
small initial capital per unit head compared to other livestock