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AFGHANISTAN NEARING SELF-SUFFICIENCY IN CHICKEN MEAT

With annual chicken meat production of over 260,000 tonnes, Afghanistan is close to reaching self-sufficiency in chicken meat production.

According to figures from the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, there are about 9,247 chicken farms operating throughout the country.

Of these, 4 are breeding farms, 38% are layers (with the majority in Kabul) and 62% are broilers, according to MenaFN. During the last solar year, a total of 261,048 tonnes of chicken meat was produced in the country with Kabul being the major producer of chicken meat with a production of 47,110 tonnes.