On Saturday, October 2, 2021, President Akufo Addo visited Darko farms following the revamp of the corporate’s operations below the Government’s flagship programme, the 1-District-1 Factory (!D!F) initiative.
The authorities recognized Darko Farms as one of many distressed however doubtlessly viable firms within the nation. As a end result, in 2017, Darko Farms utilized to be a part of the 1-District-1-Factory initiative.
After an intensive evaluate of Darko Farm’s utility by the Technical Support Group of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, GH¢22.1 million was granted as a mortgage facility to the corporate by Ghana EXIM Bank.
The quantity was designated to revamp Darko Farm’s operations by
- upgrading the plant and tools
- retooling the hatcher
- feed mill and processing facility as working capital assist.
Darko Farms additionally utilized a part of the mortgage facility to determine an out-grower scheme, the place a number of poultry farmers are supported with broiler chicks, feed, in addition to technical help to breed their birds.
About Darko Farms
Darko Farms is a family-owned poultry farm in Ghana. It is the oldest non-public and largest poultry farm within the nation. The firm has a processing plant working at 10,000 birds per day with one shift, and 20,000 birds per day with two shifts.
Darko Farms has a hatchery with the capability to supply 6-million-day-old chicks a yr, breeder farms with a hen inhabitants of about 30,000 per batch, a layer farm with a capability of 100,000 per batch, and business broiler farms with a capability of 350,000 birds per cycle of 8 weeks.
The farm creates direct employment for some 250 employees, and not directly for over 500 people, which incorporates out-growers, distributors, and transporters. Should Darko Farms attain its full operational capability, the corporate will instantly rent greater than 400 employees, with 700 being not directly employed.
About the poultry provide to KFC
Darko Farms is in present negotiations with Masco Foods (franchise homeowners of the KFC model in Ghana) below the mum or dad firm Mohinani Group to turn into the most important provider of processed hen for the world-renowned restaurant model, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) restaurant within the nation.
Should the negotiations yield fruit, Darko Farms will provide KFC Ghana with 100,000 processed chickens per thirty days below YUM licensed circumstances.
This growth is one step to ending the importation of poultry merchandise in Ghana.