The National, Tuesday October 15th, 2013
By DOROTHY MARK
MORE than 2,000 poultry farmers under the Musunat Cooperative Society in Madang can now boost production following the opening of a farmers’ store and office.
Society chairman Frankiey Duadak said the store at Didiman Two held 800 bags of chicken stock feed.
“In here, we have 400 starters and 400 finishers, drinkers, chicks and everything a farmer needs to raise chickens,” Duadak said.
He said partners like Trukai Industry, Ramu Nico, Madang District Agriculture live stock department and Nationwide Micro Bank would help to further strengthen the farmers’ production.
Duadak said the stock feeds would be supplied straight from Zenag, in Bulolo, to the store and farmers would buy from the store.
The Nationwide Micro Bank has set up its MiCash mobile banking and other facilities in the store.
He said a delivery transport would be available to the farmers who were mostly from the Transgogol and Ambenob local level governments.
The society hopes to set up a meat processing facility similar to Zenag.
Madang district administrator Lawrence Pitor and treasurer Helen Kanimba assured support and assistance for farmers.
Ramu Nico employee, Alan Wawa, who provided consultancy services to the society, presented a report to Pitor regarding the meat processing facility.
Musunat presented a generator and a laptop to Hub Cooperative Society, 5,000 poly bags to Beon jail to help the inmates’ rehabilitation programme and rice milling machine and a generator to Yagi rice farmers.