Agribank supports poultry producers
30 March 2021 | Agriculture
Agribank provided financial support to the Poultry Producers Association of Namibia (PPA) to host a one-day annual meeting and information day for its members recently.
According to a press statement issued by Agribank’s acting manager for marketing and communication, Margareth /Keis, the event was aimed at bringing key industry role players together to review the performance of the sector, and the challenges faced in the previous year.
PPA’s information day organiser, Petrina Sakaria, said the intention of the event was to connect all industry producers with a focus on how to collectively create a strong, competitive industry and to present opportunities for all industry players - both small- and large-scale producers, including input suppliers.
“The event was well attended, mostly by our upcoming producers, and Agribank as a loyal partner of our poultry information day through its sponsorship made the event possible.
“The sponsorship was utilised for paying for the venue, materials, gifts for our main speakers and meals for the day, and other logistics,” Sakaria said. Other sponsors included Feedmaster and Afrivet.
According to her, during the meeting, various speakers from different institutions gave informative presentations on production of broilers both on a small and larger scale, vaccinations and biosecurity as well as on the benefits of joining the PPA.
Further in-depth discussions on industry matters including the recently advertised countrywide training also took place.
Meanwhile, the Agribank marketing team also provided information to the attendees about the bank’s poultry loan facility and the recently launched women and youth loan scheme.
Asked what future holds for events of this nature, Sakaria said the future looks bright, and as an association, they hope to reach a stage where they have more producers participating in the commercial set up, to be able to host more of these informative events and to bring in experts from other countries to exchange skills and knowledge.