Press "Enter" to skip to content

We Have to Count our Chickens

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.

Samantha Gannon

info at

Mission News Theme by Compete Themes.
Madeira Weekly