UGA partners with Liberian Ministry of Agriculture and UL on Poultry Production Project

December 15, 2015
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uga-poultry-06-2015In collaboration with the University of Liberia (UL) and the Ministry of Agriculture, under the leadership of Dean Scott Angel, University of Georgia (UGA) presented a Letter of lnterest regarding the launching of a poultry production program in Liberia.

UGA’s expertise in the areas of poultry and meat production and their interest to help increase and improve poultry production in traditional “village” systems while also working to encourage and enhance more modern commercial models, is an important partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and other partners.

UL has identified land and other resources that will be leveraged on behalf of the partnership and have the support of the various UL faculty and staff to help move this exciting project forward. The specific land is located at Fendall and valued at S10,000.

Collectively, the team will work with UGA and the Ministry of Agriculture to identify funding resources to support this endeavor with the Government of Liberia, the private sector, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), World Bank, USAID, and others to help with the establishment of breeder flocks, hatcheries, grow out capabilities, processing and marketing. Mohammed Massaquoi, UGA alumni and retired NFL football player will serve as an Honorary Chair for the September UCL fundraiser at Emory University September 26, 2015.

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