MAECI has begun expansion of Poultry Project in Equatorial Guinea

Management and Economic Consulting, Inc. (MAECI) has begun the expansion of their poultry project in Equatorial Guinea.  The poultry project is located on the Mongomo Farm, located in Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea.

MAECI farm manager Albrecht Albers has stated that “ It’s essential to build the Chicken facilities as professionally as possible to keep in line with health and hygiene standards, as well utilizing local skilled people for the carpentry work to continue the training process of the people of Equatorial Guinea”

MAECI’s second chicken house is complete and ready for the new day-old chickens to be delivered, these will provide fresh chicken to the local market, once the chickens are six weeks old and weighing in at about 1.5kg, they will be delivered. These chickens have been arranged for the upcoming African Union Summit in June.  The excess chickens will be delivered to the local markets.

In the initial chicken house, the layers are now  four and a half months old and have started laying eggs,  at a rate of 450 eggs a day, these will be transported to the marked on weekly basis.

The project is supervised by Christopher Fombu of MAECI, and managed by MAECI Agriculture Manager Albrecht Albers (seen in photo). This section of the farm is maintained by 7 – 8 members of the surrounding villages.

MAECI is expected to expand the poultry project in multiple locations in the country including the provinces of Cogo, Mboete, Niefang, Anisoc, Tegete, Oveng, Moyos, Basile and Riaba.  MAECI is in the process of expanding the project to take on more chickens for poultry and egg consumption.  The project is expected to produce 50,000 – 60,000 live and frozen chickens per year, and 60,000 – 65,000 dozen eggs per year.  These quantities will satisfy the current demand within the country with fresh product, and eliminate the need for imported poultry products.

The Mongomo Farm is a 100% efficient (no waste) program, and organic farm that uses almost no chemical fertilizers.   Everything produced on the farm is sold into the market, and by-products, such as chicken waste are used for fertilizer. The chickens are fed with the lower grade (not for human consumption) grain that is grown at the farm. The water the chickens drink is pumped in from streams on the farm.

This project is a part of the Green Revolution that has been supported and invested in by the Government of Equatorial Guinea and soon the country will reach an unprecedented level of self-sufficiency in food production, using revenue from its oil sector, because of a bold approach to revamping driven by Minister of State, Minister of Agriculture and Forests H.E. Teodoro NGUEMA OBIANG MANGUE

The Green Revolution, and it is borne out of a three-step assessment of the E.G.’s Food, Agriculture and Economic challenges and opportunities. President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo outline the vision in 2007.

Equatorial Guinea’s Head of Women’s Affairs visits Mongomo Farm Site

April 16, 2011

The head of the Woman’s Affairs Office within the Government administration of Equatorial Guinea visited the Mongomo Farm site that is managed by MAECI.   The Women’s Affairs Office is very proud to see the women of the villages surrounding the farm site, being employed by the Vegetable and Farming Projects doing so well.

Management and Economic Consulting, Inc. (MAECI) manages the Mongomo Farm project.  Mongomo is the site of the countries initial farm project with MAECI, which is a 750 hectare Corn, and Soybean farm and processing center.

MAECI begins Phase II of Poultry Project in Equatorial Guinea

 

 

Management and Economic Consulting, Inc. (MAECI) launched a poultry project in Equatorial Guinea in January of this year.  The poultry project is located on the Mongomo Farm, located in Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea.  The Mongomo Farm is the site of the countries initial farm project with MAECI, which is a 750 hectare Corn, and Soybean farm and processing center.

The project was initiated with 1200 chicks that have been raised to full size.  25% (300) of the chickens were sold live in the towns of Mongomo and Bata.  An additional 50% (600) were slaughtered and frozen and purchased by the local restaurants, hotels and supermarkets.  The remaining 25% (300) are egg laying hens that are producing n estimated 1200 eggs per week.

This section of the farm is maintained by 7 – 8 members of the surrounding villages.   The local villagers are being trained to handle the chicken’s care and development.

New Day-old chickens have arrived and they are being given a medication to combat stress.

Fires have also been made to keep them warm and the enclosure has been made smaller and protection from the wind has been rigged.

Some of the chickens that are currently being raised have been brought in from Cameroon and once grown to full size, will prepared for the African Union Summit, being hosted by Equatorial Guinea in June.

MAECI is expected to expand the poultry project in multiple locations in the country including the provinces of Cogo, Mboete, Niefang, Anisoc, Tegete, Oveng, Moyos, Basile and Riaba.  MAECI is in the process of expanding the project to take on more chickens for poultry and egg consumption.  The project is expected to produce 50,000 – 60,000 live and frozen chickens per year, and 60,000 – 65,000 dozen eggs per year.  These quantities will satisfy the current demand within the country with fresh product, and eliminate the need for imported poultry products.

The Mongomo Farm is a 100% efficient (no waste) program, and organic farm that uses almost no chemical fertilizers.   Everything produced on the farm is sold into the market, and by-products, such as chicken waste are used for fertilizer. The chickens are fed with the lower grade (not for human consumption) grain that is grown at the farm. The water the chickens drink is pumped in from streams on the farm.

This project is a part of the Green Revolution that has been supported and invested in by the Government of Equatorial Guinea and soon the country will reach an unprecedented level of self-sufficiency in food production, using revenue from its oil sector, because of a bold approach to revamping driven by Minister of State, Minister of Agriculture and Forests H.E. Teodoro NGUEMA OBIANG MANGUE.

The poultry project is supervised by Christopher Fombu of MAECI, and managed by MAECI Agriculture Manager Albrecht Albers.

MAECI Tomato farm project hits phase II in Equatorial Guinea

 

Management and Economic Consulting, Inc. (MAECI) is in the process of planting Phase III of their tomato farm project located at the Mongomo Farm, located in Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea.  The Mongomo Farm is the site of the countries initial farm project with MAECI, which is a 750 hectare Corn, and Soybean farm and processing center.   MAECI planted a test crop in a 9 hectare section of the farm to determine the ability to grow tomatoes in the country.

This section of the farm is maintained by 25 – 30 members of the surrounding villages.   Once the tomatoes are picked and bagged or boxed, they are delivered to the local market.

The villagers are maintaining the vegetable sections of the farm, as well as learning the farming techniques needed to maintain a successful farming operation.

The vegetables grown on the farm will supply the upcoming African Union Summit, being hosted by Equatorial Guinea in June of this year.

MAECI is expected to begin a comprehensive tomato project in multiple locations in the country including the provinces of Cogo, Mboete, Niefang, Anisoc, Tegete, Oveng, Moyos, Basile and Riaba.  The tomato farm is expected to produce 15-20 tons of tomato per year, which will satisfy the current demand within the country, and eliminate imports from surrounding regions.

The tomato output will be sold as fresh produce, as well as being processed into canned tomato products.  MAECI will be responsible for managing the processing facility.

The Mongomo Farm is a 100% efficient (no waste) program, and organic farm that uses almost no chemical fertilizers.  Everything produced on the farm is either sold into the market as fresh produce or processed, and by-products are used for fertilizer or feed for animal farms.  In addition, the timber output from the deforestation process will be cut into planks for construction on buildings on the property, or sold in the market.  The timber that isn’t of a quality or size to cut into planks, will be used in the charcoal project.  The timber is burned in a kiln, and the charcoal is bagged and sold into the market.  The ash that is produced in the burning process is used as fertilizer on the farm.

MAECI’s goal is to strike a balance between man power and technology in a developing country, importing state-of-the-art farming equipment from the United States of America, but offering significant employment opportunities the population of the communities where the farms are located.