28 Oct

Dr. Acheampong: Egg production in Ghana

In this interview, Dr. Comfort Acheampong, Coordinator of the Ghana National Egg Campaign Secretariat (GNECS), tells us about this…

Dr. Acheampong: Egg production in Ghana

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In this interview, Dr. Comfort Acheampong, Coordinator of the Ghana National Egg Campaign Secretariat (GNECS), tells us about this organization and Egg production in Ghana.

Dr. Comfort said that Ghana National Egg Campaign Secretariat came to being after an American project called the “Ghana Poultry Project” and the AMPLIFIES project. These two projects were funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA supported poultry farmers to be able to produce feed which is the main cost of production and helped producers to have a cheaper quality feed.

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“So the whole project started in 2015, then after two years, there were plenty of eggs, and the farmers could not sell the eggs, so the idea came that: Why do not we find out why the Ghana people are not eating eggs. So that is where the Ghana National Egg Campaign started.” 

On the other hand, Dr. Comfort explained that what they have done until now is to get healthy people. To do that, they have been working with the Ghana Health Service. Then they trained people about the nutritional benefits of eggs because



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