Favorable Investment Atmosphere Vital for Efforts to Achieve Food Security

The conducive investment ground being created by the Government to encourage investors has a significant contribution to make in efforts to achieve food security, Stated Mr. Kahsai Haile, who is engage in dairy farming and poultry in the Southern region Mendefera, 24 April 2010 - The conducive investment ground being created by the Government to encourage investors has a significant contribution to make in efforts to achieve food security, Stated Mr. Kahsai Haile, who is engage in dairy farming and poultry in the Southern region.

He explained that the support extended by the Government has encouraged him to invest in the aforementioned activities. He went on to say that the number of individuals investing their capital in such schemes is on the rise thanks to the existing conducive ground.

Mr. Kahsai further indicated that he got engaged in the activities in 2001 by employing 20 cows and 160 chickens, and that at present he managed to own about 184 cows and over 5,000 chickens. Besides, he stated that over 1,200 liters of milk and 4,000 eggs are being supplied to the market.

Mr. Kahsai further pointed out that nationals engaged in dairy farming in the region have already been organized in an association and managed to set up animal feed processing plant, which in turn enabled them to obtain sustainable animal feed.

The investment Mr. Kahsai  made  has already created job opportunity for 25 nationals and that he plans to introduce beef and pig meat production, according to reports.

There are about 472 individuals in the region engaged in animal husbandry along with about 2,500 cows.