Ghana's Broiler Sector to Get Leg-up from Revitalization Project

16 July 2014, at 8:28am

GHANA – An Accra based broiler project has been launched to boost production, processing and marketing of chicken within Ghana.

The Ghana Broiler Revitalization Project (GHABROP), through the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) in a ten year collaboration with the Ghana National Association of Poultry Farmers.

Looking to develop the sector throughout the value chain, feed mills, hatcheries, cold stores and consumer will all be involved to ‘ensure self-sufficiency’, reports vibe Ghana.

Dr Hanna Louisa Bissiw, Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture in-Charge of Livestock, launching the project, said the project was necessary and crucial to the survival of the local broiler industry.

“As you may be aware, Ghana is deficient in her meat and milk requirements. Unfortunately the present levels of livestock and poultry production are woefully inadequate to meet the animal protein needs of 24 million human population.

“This has resulted in Ghana becoming a net importer of frozen meat of which poultry meat constitutes the highest proportion,” she said.