14/01/2016 09h31 - Updated 14/01/2016 09h31

Government delivers equipment to strengthen poultry in the upper Amazon

They will be delivered on Thursday 36 machines and equipment.
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The Government of Amazonas, through the State Secretariat of Rural Production (Sepror), and in partnership with the Intermunicipal Consortium for Sustainable Development of Alto Solimões (Conatosol), held on Thursday (14), to delivery 36 machinery and equipment that will be used for the implementation of hicks chicks production units in the Alto Solimões trough municipalities (Tabatinga, Amaturá, Benjamin Constant, Tonantins, São Paulo de Olivença, Santo Antonio do lea, Fonte Boa, North watchtower and Jutaí).

The handover ceremony of the equipment will take place at 9 am, in the old area Agricultural Exhibition Park (Expoagro), Torquato Tapajós avenue in, north of Manaus.

Among the delivered equipment is 9 incubators, 9 hatchers, 9 corn grinders and 9 feed mixers. This action aims to stimulate the production of animal protein and generate income for chicken farmers through poultry.

According to the production secretary, Sidney Milk, units hicks chicks will have capacity to produce, average, 5 pintos thousand every two months. '' The main purpose of the system is Sepror promote food sustainability and income generation in this region, the production of animal protein is very shy and does not meet the demand of the own population of Alto Solimões ", highlighted.

In the upper Amazon there, currently, an estimated 2.500 poultry farmers. This initiative also emphasizes the participation of women, because of they possess great ability to create small animals. In addition to passing on equipment to producers in the region, Sepror the system also set up a training schedule and training for the handling and installation of the machines. The training starts from next week.

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