The Association of Poultry Farmers in the Central region indicated that it is exerting endeavors to raise output with a view to meeting growing demand.
Asmara, 19 April 2013 – The Association of Poultry Farmers in the Central region indicated that it is exerting endeavors to raise output with a view to meeting growing demand.
Mr. Berhane Zeremariam, chairman of the Association, pointed out that it was established in the year 2011 with 400 members, and that stepped-up efforts are being made at sub-zonal level.
Stating that the Association is laying the groundwork for direct supply to end-users, he further explained that furthering spirit of synergism is a vital prerequisite to this end, on the basis of which virtue the Association members could ensure better efficiency.
The Association owns an incubator capable of hatching up to 180,000 eggs, and it is due to supply 270 hatchlings as of this month, besides its plan to raise around 20,000 chicks, according to reports.
Among the Association members, Mr. Abraham Mekonen and Mr. Asmerom Woldeab expressed satisfaction with working as an Association, and called for enhanced collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture.
Dr. Idris Ali from the Agriculture Ministry’s branch in the region disclosed that the supply of chicks has already had a scope outside the region, covering the Southern and Anseba regions. “It is a sound strategy of lowering prices that the Association is striving to directly supply end-users,” he added.