Animal Production / Mozambique / Poultry / Southern Africa

Transforming Mozambique’s poultry sector

Speaking at a recent meeting on the ‘Impact of U.S. Support on Farming, Poverty and Stability in Mozambique’, Florencia Cipriano, Head of Veterinary Services in Mozambique, described the country’s poultry sector transformation.

This transformation included the establishment of the Mozambican Aviculture Association (AMA) that “enabled new poultry farmers to form sustainable businesses, helping them understand government procedures and get access to credit.”

“Thanks to the AMA, local poultry workers have increased their market share from one-third to three-fourths in 2010. The association has created 95,000 new jobs, and Mozambique’s poultry sector is now worth $160 million.”

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