Stage 4: Transition to Scale
An independent impact study showed that our technology had a significant impact on smallholders incomes during the proof the concept stage. We have started scaling the concept worldwide and are looking for implementation partners
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Poultry is an important source of inexpensive protein as well as a $4 billion industry in Kenya. Surehatch, a South African company, manufactures egg incubators including small-scale models specifically for smallholder use. Using the incubator can increase hatch rates tenfold over traditional practices. Surehatch is selling egg incubators and providing training and post-sales technical and veterinary support to smallholder farmers who will be able to start their own poultry production businesses.
Outcome:During this pilot project, Surehatch sold 250 smallholder egg incubators to individual farmers and farmer cooperatives and has established a trained salesforce in Kenya. More than a third of its Kenyan customers are women, and it is expanding into other African countries.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||50,000|
|New Implemented Countries||Botswana, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Lesotho, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, South Africa|
|New Feature||Solar Powered, Fully Automatic Egg Incubation|