African government pumps millions into poultry sector
"There is endless demand for poultry products in
This business has a lot of potential, especially now that major producers have
been hit by the Asian flue. The import suspension effected by the Malawi
Government has also increased local demand," said Delight Ngwira, Demat finance
and administration manager.
The Development of Malawian
Enterprises Trust (DEMAT), powered by a K270 million US$2 million) funding
from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, will train and finance 2,000 poultry farmers over the next three
The training, to
be carried out under what is called Broiler and Layer Management Project which
also has a credit component for the graduates, starts this week.
The Broiler and
Layer Management Project will also establish Poultry Demonstration Units (PDUs)
inBlantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu for practical training
programmes, according to Demat general manager Judith Chirwa.
believes the project will offer farmers hands on experience on how to profitably
run the poultry business, help them access credit and link them to market
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