Farming Academy, Agrofeed to establish modern feed mill at Kwabeng

Agrofeed, a Hungarian company is in partnership with a Ghanaian poultry company, Farming Academy to establish a modern feed mill at Kwabeng in the Atiwa West District of the Eastern Region.

The mill would produce feed on a large scale, and product would be used to cater for the Kwabeng- based Farming Academy and other poultry farms in the region to enable them to produce high-quality birds and eggs for the Ghanaian and international market.

The project would offer employment opportunities to a large number of unemployed youth in the area and surrounding communities, who would be engaged to work in the company.

During a visit to the site last Tuesday with the Hungarian partners, on an inspection tour of the site at Kwabeng, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Kwabeng Farming Academy, Mr Kwadwo Bempong Adom said his outfit realised the high level or unemployment in the area and the region, adding that the lack of jobs had its effect of poverty on the people.

He said initially, he ventured into rearing of ruminant but faced several challenges and had to venture into poultry.

“The idea of poultry culminated into another idea of attaching it with a mill to make feeds for the farm’s poultry and those of others in the area and region,” he said.

He said considering the huge amounts spent by the company in importing soursop (aluguitugui) juice into the country, his outfit would also offer farmers soursop seedlings to plant and teach them to nurture into  large scale and plantations.

“We will then later buy the leaves from them and use them to produce juice and tea for sale whiles some can be exported,” he explained.

He expressed his appreciation to the Hungarians and assured that aside creating employment for the youth, the country would also have quality birds, eggs, juice and tea to feed on.

Mr Adom called on the government for support by establishing such similar initiatives at the district levels to enable the youth to remain in various districts and have employment to cater for themselves.

For his part, the Export Business Director of Agrofeed, Mr Akos Mezolaki, who was glad about the partnership revealed that his outfit was already in 25 other countries in Europe and Africa including Ghana.

He, therefore, expressed his company’s readiness to partner and assist the Farming Academy to succeed and provide jobs for Ghanaians.

He was optimistic that the venture would meet the protein requirement of the people in the area and the Ghanaian populace as a whole.

Pic: Mr Kwadwo Bempong Adom, CEO of Farming Academy(right) inspecting the  site with Mr Akos Mezolaki, Export Business Director, Agrofeed and other Hungarians and partners

From Ama Tekyiwaa Ampadu Agyeman, Koforidua

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