Ghana's poultry production in 2010 reached 38,000 metric tons and is expected to rise to 40,600 metric tons in 2011, up 6.4% year-on-year, according to the latest Research and Markets Ghana Agribusiness Report for Q4 2011.
The country has seen several industry developments in recent months, according to the report. In May, Ghana's government announced it was going to launch a Poultry Support Program to reform and develop the poultry industry over coming years. The announcement came following a meeting between Ghana's vice president John Dramani Mahama, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and poultry farmers. Problems discussed included the high cost of feed and vaccines, the high cost of chicks and competition from imports. Mahama called on MoFA to release yellow corn from its stocks to ensure poultry farmers had enough for their activities.