The Ghana National Association of Poultry Farmers will receive GH 350,000 (US$179,391) to boost the operations of its members and to vitalize the industry, according to reports.


The money will come from Liberty Commodities Limited, an international trading group and will be used to help support the association's broiler project, under which farmers will be supplied with breeding equipment and day-old chicks, and will be exposed to feeding techniques that will make their birds ready for market in six weeks. Ghana's poultry sector can play an important role in the nation's socio-economic development if given the proper aid, said Kwandwo Asante, national president. The country currently imports roughly 200,000 metric tons of poultry products per year.