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Business News of Friday, 24 January 2020

Source: goldstreetbusiness.com

MoFA unveils 5 year plan to curb poultry imports


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The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) as part of the Broiler Revitalisation Project (BRP) by government, aims to provide Ghana’s poultry industry with four million-day-old chicks annually for five years.

The initiative according to MoFA, is a work in progress towards bringing an end to the importation of foreign poultry products into the country.

Director of Veterinary Services at the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Dr Hayford Asiedu Baah, who made this known at an annual dinner event of the Greater Accra Poultry Farmers Association, also noted that the chicks would be produced in five cycle with each cycle producing four million chicks each year.

The chicks according to MoFA, would be distributed to selected poultry farmers nationwide, with a pilot of the first phase of the initiative scheduled to begin this year.

Accordingly, six districts in the Greater Accra Region have started taking part in the Broiler Revitalization Project.

In 2017, Ghana imported an estimated 135,000Mt (about 112 million birds) of frozen chicken from the European Union (EU), a 76 per cent increase over the 2016 EU import.

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