Covid-19, floods, and bird flu: 2020 and 2021 remain years of challenges that have marked our poultry partner in Niger, Aviniger.
In September 2020, during the rainy season, the floods caused by heavy rains in Niger caused immeasurable losses to the Aviniger company - more than 1 billion CFA ( $+1.5 million) of losses were recorded.
While waiting to recover from this trying situation, the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian flu virus made its appearance in early 2021 in the largest poultry farm in Niger. Nearly 150,000 laying hens were killed by bird flu in the farm. This is a whole capital lost in less than two weeks. With zero hens currently on the farm, the company will have to wait up to eight months to have its first eggs. However, these different disasters constitute a challenge for the Aviniger-2SCALE partnership, even if this partnership is particularly based on another activity of the company: the production of feed for livestock and poultry.