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The FAN Foundation was present at the official launch of the project “Strengthening the Poultry Coordination Platform for a Better Integration of the Value Chain and Improvement of the Poultry Products Supply in the Province of Cabo Delgado”, promoted by AVIC in the city of Pemba.
The Mozambican government sees Cabo Delgado as the stage for the development of the natural gas exploration industry, which is believed to be one of the largest gas explorations in the world, taking into account the size of the country’s reserves. The development of the hydrocarbon industry in northern Mozambique is expected to bring about rapid population growth is predicted and as, a consequence, it is necessary to increase food production to meet the demand needs of the future permanent and temporary population.
Poultry is one of Mozambique’s favourite foods.There is, therefore, a need to start production of chickens and eggs in a dynamic and sustainable way to balance demand without ruptures and with the required quality.
FAN supports AVIC, as it realises that the conditions for the qualitative and quantitative leap of poultry production in the Province of Cabo Delgado have been created.
“When AVIC was selected as a beneficiary of FAN, it had 33 affiliated producers, and today, after six months of project development, it already has more than 160 registered producers who wish to grow in a sustainable way,” president of AVIC Yacub Latif says.
“We see in this project a real possibility of contributing to the improvement of the value chain of poultry production, not only in Cabo Delgado, but across the whole country. We also have the opportunity to contribute to increasing the income of Mozambicans, ” FAN executive director Nuno Remane commented.
The event was held on May 29, 2019, in the Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Food Security, attended by the Pemba District Administrator, representing the Local Government, the National Director of Agriculture and Food Security, the President of the Association the Cabo Delgado Poultry Producers, the Executive Director of FAN, as well as a large number of producers and other relevant entities in the poultry industry, with a total of 90 participants.
Source: FAN / Press Release
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