DARKO FARMS TRAINS 200 ON NEW POULTRY-REARING SKILLS
Published: 25 September 2017
Last Updated: 25 September 2017
25 Sep 2017
Mr Augustine Kuudaar - General Manager of Darko Farms speaking to the media during the workshop
Darko Farms Company Limited, a reputable poultry rearing and production outfit in the Ashanti Region has held a five day training workshop for 200 selected poultry farmers in the region.
The workshop was aimed at providing poultry farmers with the requisite knowledge they needed to expand their individual businesses and companies.
The project which was held at the Atwima Nwabiagya District of the Ashanti Region was supported by the Ministry of Trade and Industry through its flagship initiative which is popularly called one district one factory.
Providing sponsorship, support and training services in conjunction with Darko farms for the farmers were PUM, a Royal Netherlands Group and the Ghana Poultry Project, a United States Department Agency outfit.
Some of the participants at the poultry workshop
Throwing more light on the initiative to the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper later, Augustine Kuudaar, General -Manager of Darko Farms Company Limited said his outfit has the desire to provide adequate knowledge to poultry farmers in the poultry industry.
This, he said is to help empower farmers to develop better skills in poultry rearing so as to increase the levels of production on the market.
The Company, he noted is determined to transfer its knowledge and experience it has acquired over the years to farmers so as to help expand the production chain and create employment for the youth.
According to him, Darko Farms through its technology can slaughter about 20,000 birds a day and pleaded with government to support its effort in giving training to poultry farmers so as to enable them produce enough birds for the market and for local consumption.
Speaking to this reporter, Mr Kwadwo Asante, a former President of the Ghana National Association of Poultry Farmers (GNAPF) commended the facilitators of the workshop.
He noted that poultry farmers needed periodic education and training so as to apply same to the rearing of their birds.
Such knowledge, he stressed increases the level of awareness of its members to applying modern trends in poultry rearing and production.
He, however, urged government to provide the Association as well as other poultry farmers support to grow their farms to help them increase production all year round.
This, he noted will help the Nation do away with the importation of inferior and substandard poultry and birds from Brazil and other Western Countries.
Story by Michael Ofosu-Afriyie, Kumasi