Harnessing the Power of Solar Energy in Poultry Farming

Zambia’s poultry industry is a vital contributor to the country’s food security and economy, but it faces significant challenges, including high energy costs and the impacts of climate change. With the country experiencing increased temperatures, droughts, and unpredictable rainfall patterns, poultry farmers are struggling to maintain production levels. However, solar power offers a promising solution to mitigate these challenges.

By adopting solar energy, poultry farmers in Zambia can reduce their reliance on diesel generators and grid electricity, decreasing their carbon footprint and contributing to the country’s efforts to combat climate change. Solar power can be used to provide lighting, heating, and ventilation for poultry houses, improving the health and productivity of the birds. Additionally, solar energy can power irrigation systems, enabling farmers to grow climate-resilient crops and reduce their dependence on rainwater.

pexels-photo-1300375-1300375.jpgIn our efforts to promote climate-resilient agriculture, Chapi Core Tech recently visited Kuppy Chickens Enterprise, a small-holder poultry farm in Chingola, Zambia. Godfrey Kupila, the farm owner, is eager to adopt solar power technology to reduce his energy costs, improve efficiency, and contribute to a more sustainable food system. By transitioning to solar energy, Godfrey can reduce his carbon emissions, improve the resilience of his farm to climate change, and contribute to Zambia’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 47% by 2030. For more information, contact Godfrey at godfreykupila1@gmail.com or 0978427285.


In conclusion, the adoption of solar power in poultry farming is crucial for Zambia’s efforts to combat climate change. By harnessing the power of solar energy, farmers like Godfrey Kupila can build climate-resilient farms, reduce their carbon footprint, and contribute to a more sustainable food system. As Zambia continues to experience the impacts of climate change, the transition to solar power in poultry farming is no longer a choice, but a necessity for the future of the industry.