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Poultry farmers should forge united front

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Mr Philip Abayori, President of the National Farmers and Fishermen Awards Winners Association, on Tuesday called on poultry farmers to forge a united front to channel their grievances to policy makers.

He said staying united as an association would also earn members the respect of the society.

Mr Abayori made the call at the launch of the maiden edition of a four-day advocacy training programme, organised by the Ghana National Association of Poultry Farmers in collaboration with the Business Sector Advocacy Challenge (BUSAC).

He said the programme was to educate poultry farmers across the country on the best methods of practice to boost productivity.

It would also enlighten them on how best to market products from their farms, Mr Abayori said.

Mr Abayori said advocacy applied to all aspects of co-ordination and training adding that the programme would also go a long way to expose farmers to various methods of farming.

“Advocacy is about using the right and effective voice… with the view of influencing decisions about a course or policy in a particular direction,” he stated.

Mr Dale Rachmeler, a representative of BUSAC, urged farmers to take advantage of the programme and try as much as possible to achieve adequate training and skills to help develop the industry.

Source: GNA

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