MEC Shushu stresses the importance of training poultry farmers

poultryThe MEC for Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Mr Norman Shushu has stressed the importance of training poultry farmers in order for them to be successful. MEC Shushu was speaking at the launch of the Poultry Farmers Association in Kuruman at the John Taolo Gaetsewe District.

The aim of the launch in the province was to expose farmers to all holistic approaches to the African Poultry Industry.  It also seeks to provide an opportunity to all aspects of the local sector- this includes the poultry breeds, equipment, remedies, feeds and expose them to the potential markets. Above all to give them more information regarding the poultry industry.

MEC highlighted that the launch must assist in addressing the challenges of unemployment that continues to ravage our country and the province. He said the approach should also assist the objectives of government’s quest in achieving  the Millennium Development Goal of halving poverty by 2015 and create decent jobs.

With this launch, the Department’s objective is to assist emerging farmers to graduate and become commercial farmers of which poultry is not exceptional.  It will also assist to strengthen support to small and medium scale farmers in improving agricultural production. The launch was attended by approximately 50 poultry farmers.

The new provincial executive committee for Developing Poultry Farmers Association are as follows:

1. Chairperson- Aziz Suleyman
2. Deputy Chairperson- Obakeng Kolberg
3. Secretary- Thabo Thobeli
4. Treasurer- Zandisile Mbezi

Additional members

1. Bernie Philander
2. Margaret Kgopodithate

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