Akil Small adjusting the automated waterer to the height of his broilers. (Picture by Sandy Pitt.)
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Akil Small is using technology to redefine the poultry industry.
He wants to prove that small-scale farms could be just as sophisticated as large enterprises, and that young people could apply and incorporate scientific knowledge in their agro-businesses.
The 28-year-old paramedic – the son of veteran calypsonian Ras Iley – has installed an automated poultry nipple waterer in his 50 x 25-foot coop.
He is now saving towards an automated chicken feeder to control with his phone by means of WiFi. (SB)