On Monday, the Turkish Co-operation and Coordination Body (TIKA) provided material assistance to poultry farmers and beekeepers in the southern Sudanese capital, Juba.
Two solar incubators with a capacity of 500 eggs each, 1500 chicken ovaries, feed, water bowls and various vaccines were provided to chicken farmers in collaboration with the South Sudan Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries and the Support Peace Initiative Development Organization, according to a statement from TIKA.
As part of the project, 300 hives were also provided for beekeepers and clothing used in beekeeping as well as various types of equipment.
Coops, hives and equipment were delivered during a ceremony attended by South Sudan’s Minister of Livestock and Fisheries Onyoti Adigo, Turkish Ambassador to South Sudan Tuğrul Biltekin, TIKA’s Juba Program Office Coordinator Turgut Gazigil and NGOs.
Adigo said at the ceremony that the project is valuable for farmers in the country and that production support is also important in the economic sense.
The Minister, who said that TIKA was always with them, expressed his satisfaction with the projects organized so far.
Ambassador Biltekin also stressed the importance of support for South Sudanese farmers and production projects.
He said aid had become even more important due to the economic hardship caused by the coronavirus pandemic and that Turkey had always been on the people of southern Sudan.