USAID transition poultry farm to private investor
From now on, the Ihsan Poultry Company (HIPC) will operate as a private enterprise, according to a statement from the US agency.
The Helmand Poultry Project (HPP) implemented a tailored training regimen to ensure it had the technical and business acumen to establish a local presence to fully assume daily operations.
"I am delighted to be here today with (Agriculture) Minister Rahimi and Governor Mangal to mark a major milestone in our joint work to support private sector investment in the agriculture sector," said USAID Senior Deputy Mission Director Robert Hellyer at the transition ceremony.
HPP established an integrated breeder flock, hatchery, and feed mill operation at the poultry farm, which has distributed more than one million chicks to farmers. It can produce up to 90,000 chicks and 750 tons of feed a month.
Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Asif Rahimi thanked the US government for promoting agricultural opportunities such as the poultry industry in Afghanistan.
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