Ghana’s partnership with Hungary is expected to see about six million quality chicken layers from top Hungarian poultry hatcheries a year, Mr. András Szabó, the Ambassador of Hungary to Ghana, has said.
The Ambassador said this when the first shipment of Hungarian parent stock chicken arrived in Ghana, marking the beginning of an expected fruitful relationship between the Hungarian and Ghanaian poultry farmers.
Mr. Szabo, who met the representatives of the partner companies at the Kotoka International Airport, emphasised that the shipment of 22,000 day-old parent stock chickens would pave the way for other key projects in the sector to thrive.
“This transaction undoubtedly is one of the great successes since the Embassy was reopened in 2016”, he stated.
He stated, “This shows the productivity of engagement among private and government entities in collaboration with the Ghanaian Poultry Association, the Hungarian National Agriculture Research and Innovation Centre, the Akate Farms, the Topman Farms and the Hungarian Bábolna Tetra Limited”.
Mr Dávid Békési, the Economic Counsellor, told the Ghana News Agency that Hungary had the capacity and knowledge to share in the agricultural sector, adding that, one of the Embassy’s main roles was to assist in introducing partners and finding solution for specific financial framework.
Mr Gábor Csorba, Africa Sales Manager of Hungarian Bábolna Tetra Limited, said continuing the 200-year-old tradition and success of animal breeding had become the aim of the company.
“As one of the world’s leading, layer-hybrid, breeding companies, Bábolna Tetra would like to continue its activities vigorously,” he added.
The target of their genetic research is to provide the customers with a hybrid that is efficient, producing high egg numbers with low costs and which gives the best results under various climatic conditions.
“The entire team – representing an internationally recognised organisation – is totally committed to the highest possible quality, efficiency and environmental awareness,” he said.