The Chairman of the Northern Regional Poultry Farmers Association, Mr. George Dassah, disclosed that some poultry farms in the Northern Region are closing down due to the high cost of poultry feed.
Mr. Dassah revealed that the cost of poultry feed, especially maize and soybeans price keeps on increasing which has affected large quantities of production in the Northern region.
He disclosed this in an interview with Ghana News Agency in Tamale. He complained that the increment of transportation is also one of the challenges facing the industry.
Mr. Dassah added the high-interest rate on loans from the banks has put the industry under serious threat to the poultry industry.
He pleaded with the government to partner with the banks to reduce the high interest of borrowing to enhance the poultry farm industry.
Mr. Dassah urged the government to increase targeted sector adoption of quality standards, strengthen business planning and market penetration to strategies and reinforce buyer-supplier linkages.