US to Support Ghana's Poultry Industry13 November 2012
US & GHANA - The United States of America Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) has announced its readiness to collaborate with the Ghanaian poultry industry to support the sector to improve poultry production and consumption.
The support package will include education and training as well as linking players in the industry to companies to establish poultry product processing plants to prevent losses, reports the Ghana News Agency.
Dr Mark Lobstein Director of Technical Service at the USAPEEC announced an educational tour to the USA organised by the USAPEEC and the US Embassy in Ghana for a 12-member Ghanaian delegation, comprising poultry and veterinary officials from the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, members of the Poultry Farmers Association and journalists.
As part of the tour, the group will visit farms, poultry sales outlets, hatcheries and cold stores to familiarise themselves with the best practice in the poultry industry and deliberate on how effective collaboration can help the business to grow.
Dr Lobstein said the move would help to reduce unemployment and also make the product dependable, reliable and affordable.
“After this stage, we will raise funds from our stakeholders by presenting the various issues to them and appeal to them to support the Ghanaian industry, since it will be on a mutual benefit to both countries. This will be done through seminars to expose them to some of the challenges,” Dr Lobstein concluded.