After months of construction, Bel Ga Myanmar has recently started operations in the most modern hatchery of South East Asia. This is a big milestone for Bel Ga Myanmar and its subsidiary project 'Sustainable and Affordable Poultry for All (SAPA)', which is partly funded by the Bel Ga Myanmar’s hatchery.
With this new step in the SAPA project, project partners (The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Myanmar Livestock Federation, Yezin University, De Heus Animal Nutrition, Fresh Studio, AERES and Bel Ga Myanmar) can contribute to affordable and sustainable Broiler meat production in Myanmar.
Improving farm management
To ensure contribution to this local meat production, Bel Ga Myanmar will deliver a very high quality Day Old Chicken commodity first. The company will then invest in technical support (Western derived knowledge) of the local broiler farmers in Myanmar to make sure that both genotype and fenotype give maximum results.
SAPA and Bel Ga Myanmar aim to improve farm management and technical results of local broiler farmers, which will increase rural incomes.
'The newest incubators' of Petersime Belgium is not only a world market leader in Incubators, but is amongst the best Broiler Genetics of Aviagen. It has 80 years of hatchery experience from its mother company Belgabroed and will make sure it raises the best Day Old Chickens in Myanmar. Operational Manager Ben Cliteur will guide the process.
With this milestone, Bel Ga Myanmar takes its first step in repeating the achieved success of sister company Bel Ga Vietnam. The Vietnam branch is currently producing 1.7 million Day Old Chickens under the highest standards of GLOBAL G.A.P., the world wide standard for good agricultural practices. Besides supplying Day Old Chickens to both local and to neighbouring country Cambodia, Bel Ga Vietnam achieved cooperation with broiler farmers De Heus Vietnam and slaughterhouse UNITEC. This resulted in exporting broiler meat to one of the strictest exporting countries, Japan.
The aim is to counteract competitors which deliver the Breed and Feed model, in which independent farmers are forced to use Day Old Chickens and feed from the same company.
Bel Ga Myanmar believes in the core businesses of each company they'll supply with High Quality Day Old Chickens. This will guarantee better results in the rural incomes of our local independent Myanmar farmers.
The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs finances the project. It is implemented by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency as part of the Facility for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Food Security (FDOV).