August 19, 2019
Around US$1 billion invested into Afghanistan's poultry sector
Afghanistan's poultry farming sector has been injected with around US$1 billion in the last 10 years, according to local media Tolonews TV which cited the statistics of the National Poultry Union.
"Over 1,000 poultry farms are operating in this sector around the country," the union was quoted in the report as saying.
Officials from the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock said that the poultry industry can meet close to 80% of local market needs which is 290,000 tonnes in total on a monthly basis.
The report came as Afghans are complaining about the import of low quality eggs and chicken.