Poultry farmers throughout Ghana and potential investors in Poultry, Aquaculture and livestock are being called upon to participate actively in the forthcoming PALS Africa Expo-Ghana to be held in Kumasi.
The Fair was launched by the Metropolitan Chief Executive of Kumasi; Hon. Osei Assibey Antwi at KNUST on the sidelines of a 2-day conference held by the United States Department of Agriculture for Poultry Farmers.
Organizer of the fair; Rev. Berwuah Edusei explained that despite the consistent growth of the poultry industry in other parts of the world, the fortunes of the Ghanaian poultry industry keeps dwindling. “We are virtually doing nothing” he said and explained that there is the need to tap into modern technologies and trends in the industry worldwide to improve the local situation. He says the fair will serve the purpose of exposing the local farmers to new ways of raising poultry birds.
He believes the fair is important if Ghana is to raise local poultry production to revealed that Ghana imports as much as 300,000Metric tonnes which works to about five million chickens every week; a figure he believes should be reduced by raising local production.
Mr. Berwuah expressed great gratitude for the government’s raring for food and Jobs initiative saying it is contributing positively to the poultry industry and hoped that more initiatives will be implemented for the benefit of poultry farmers.
Last year 29 investors were brought in from Morocco to participate in the PALS Africa Expo.
Ashanti regional Director of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture; Rev. John Manu stated that his outfit will do all what it can to support the growth of the poultry industry. He urged the farmers to take the business very seriously and take advantage of the forthcoming expo to advance their poultry businesses.
Chief Executive Officer for Borris B Farms and Veterinary Supplies Ghana Ltd; Mr. Boris Baidoo who was chairman for the event encouraged the farmers to involve themselves in the Expo. He also advised them to align themselves with the policies and vision of the government of the day in order to realize maximum benefits from their businesses and also help the government succeed with her positive plans for the industry.
PALS -Africa is a multi-species poultry and livestock event comprising Poultry, Piggery, fishery, feed milling and other Agro allied industries. It is a unique platform to connect with lots of industry players, government and developmental agencies.
This year’s event will be held from 2nd to 5th November, 2019 at the Golden Tulip Kumasi City.
Seminars would be held from 2nd and 3rd Nov, 2019 after which the show will be held on the 4th and 5th Nov, 2019.
This year’s fair is under the theme ” Enhancing The Agricultural Valve Chain Towards an Aid-Free Ghana, The Role Of Private Sector”
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