The Dying State of Ghana’s Poultry

by 5m Editor
1 February 2008, at 10:30am

GHANA - Information available to The Statesman indicates that Ghana now accounts for as much as 30 percent of all poultry products imported into West Africa sub region from the European Union.

These imports of live birds, frozen chicken parts and full chicken are posing serious threats to the local poultry industry. According to a report in 2005, 50,000 tonnes of chicken was imported into the country.

Unfavourable domestic policies, where there had been a low tariff regime have contributed to the continuous dumping of subsidized poultry products for the EU.

Again, failure of the government to come out with policies that will create much protection for the local poultry industry has triggered the import surge of poultry from the EU.

Source: TheStatesman

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