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Ghana May Take Action to Reduce Imported Poultry

23 February 2016

GHANA - Ghana's Ministry of Food and Agriculture has hinted at a targeted policy aimed at reducing the importation of poultry products.

The policy, they say, will also improve local production of poultry, local news agency GhanaWeb reported.

Statistics available at the Ministry indicate that only 42 per cent of domestic consumption is supplied by domestic production, while 58 per cent is imported from the EU and the US.

Speaking to Citi News during a tour of a facility at the Tema Harbour, Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Hannah Bissiw, reiterated the Ghanaian government's commitment to revamp the agricultural sector.

She said: “The policy is part of measures that we are putting in place to make sure that we have a future where we do not import unemployment and export employment, but we have a future where employment is created in our country by reviving the poultry industry.”

She said such measures will help to also safeguard the jobs in the value chain process.

ThePoultrySite News Desk

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