While visiting a chicken farm ‘Aviatlântico’ in Santo António da Serra, the President of Madeira, Miguel Albuquerque, said that ‘his objective is to increase, as much as possible, the region’s self-sufficiency in poultry farming. Currently, the Regions chicken farmers raise around 2.5 million birds a year, about 50% of what is consumed annually by Madeirans.
At the end of his visit, Miguel Albuquerque stressed that the agrifood sector is “crucial” to guarantee the island’s self-sufficiency, as the pandemic has accentuated the need to be self-sustaining.
Aviatlântico is responsible for the farming of around 1.4 million chickens per year.
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