The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) built a modern egg laying farm with a total floor space of 198 square meters in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.

The farm was built, as part of the “Project for Developing Layer Poultry Farming in Somalia,” implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of the Republic of Turkey, IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, and Zamzam University.

This groundbreaking modern poultry project was implemented to provide food and employment opportunities for the growing population in Somalia, located in the Horn of Africa, and to create new sectors in the country, according to a press release from TİKA.

As part of the project, the poultry farm was built. In addition, 1200 ATAK-S layer chicks, which are bred in Turkey were provided. Various pieces of equipment; vaccines; and feed units were furnished.

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Assoc. Prof. Serdar Kamanlı from the Directorate of Poultry Research Institute in Ankara trained Somali academics and specialists at Zamzam University in order to share the Turkish poultry industry’s knowledge.

After the training, the farm was put into service with the participation of Turkish and Somali officials.

TİKA, according to a message on its website written by the agency’s president, Serkan Kayalar, works with an approach that involves sharing Turkey’s development experience with other countries and relies on an understanding of “cooperation partnership.” At the root of this understanding, there is compatible, sustainable and multilateral cooperation, and the projects have a one hundred percent success rate thanks to actors that take on suitable roles, Kayalar stated.

TİKA operates under the Republic of Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism.