Poultry Hatchery, Feed Mill Project Successfully Launched28 March 2013
LIBERIA - BRAC Liberia successfully launched a poultry programme, Poultry Hatchery and Feed Mill Project, in Neekreen, Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, Liberia.
According to Feedmachinery.com, the groundbreaking project, the first hatchery and feed mill since the civil war, engages 40 staff and 200 community livestock and poultry promoters, and will directly benefit 300 farmers.
BRAC-Liberia International a Bangladeshi welfare organization, has apportioned over USD$2.5 million for the production of poultry in Liberia and last year recieved a grant for the project.
In his speech, BRAC Liberia's country representative, Mohammed Abdus Salam said that BRAC identified the absence of poultry feed in Liberia which is essential to develop the poultry sector in the country. Considering a growing demand for this, BRAC in collaboration with Chevron, setup the unique project.
In addition to helping the farmers, the project will also create employment opportunities and strengthen the poultry sector.
Mr Salam thanked Chevron and the European Union for their contribution to the food security project and commended their partnership in further expansion of the poultry farm feed mill.ThePoultrySite News Desk