Mr Effah Baafi, Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, on Tuesday said more than 3000 dollars was earmarked to address the technological gab in guinea fowl production in the three northern regions.
The Deputy Minister, who quoted the amount as US$312,000, said the programme would include 1,650 benefactors within 20 communities geared towards enhanced guinea fowl production.
He identified the donor as the FAO Technical Co-operation Programme (TCP).
According to him the project had three demonstration centres which were equipped for hatching eggs at Paga, Babile and Nyankpala to provide breeding starter keels.
Mr Baafi, NDC member for Kintampo South, was addressing Parliament during question time.
It was an urgent question demanding the Deputy Minister to identify the support the Ministry had for farmers in the three northern regions for 2011.
The project, he stated, was also meant to enhance local capacity for the development of livestock in the three northern regions and noted that 400 selected farmers were being trained after which they would be given five sheep each as capital.
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