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Afghanistan nearing self-sufficiency in chicken meat

With annual chicken meat production of over 260,000 tonnes, Afghanistan is close to reaching self-sufficiency in chicken meat production.

According to figures from the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, there are about 9,247 chicken farms operating throughout the country.

Afghanistan produced just over 260,000 tonnes of chicken meat. Photo: Andreas Göllner
Afghanistan produced just over 260,000 tonnes of chicken meat. Photo: Andreas Göllner

Of these, 4 are breeding farms, 38% are layers (with the majority in Kabul) and 62% are broilers, according to MenaFN. During the last solar year, a total of 261,048 tonnes of chicken meat was produced in the country with Kabul being the major producer of chicken meat with a production of 47,110 tonnes.