The Council for Technical Vocational Education and Training in collaboration with the Skills Development Fund, has organised a four day programme for members of the National Poultry Farmers Association in the Eastern Region.
The programme on the theme: “Bio-security and management for increased productivity and competitiveness,” was to enlighten poultry farmers on how to feed and manage their birds properly to increase productivity.
Dr Michael Boateng, Project Coordinator, told the Ghana News Agency in Koforidua, that the programme is to train poultry farmers in bio-security, feeding, managing of birds and to prevent the spread of diseases from one farm to the other.
The resource persons are from the Department of Animal Sciences of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
Dr Boateng explained that, the training involved a practical training on the farms of the members to ensure that, what they are taught is put into practice.
He said inspections would be carried out on the farms of participants to ensure that members put what they have learned into practice
Dr Boateng said the training would be replicated in the other regions to ensure that, poultry farmers in the country acquire the requisite knowledge to help them maintain their birds properly to increase productivity.
He called on the youth to invest in agriculture to employ themselves and create employment avenues for others to help reduce the unemployment rate in the country.