EGG CONSUMPTION seems to be on the ascendency as a new survey has revealed that the about 27 million Ghanaians consumed 143 eggs each last year.
This is according to a recent survey by Amplifies Ghana, an institution committed to promoting the consumption of eggs.
The figure is an astronomical increase from a Food and Agriculture Organisation survey which showed that each Ghanaian eats less than 20 eggs annually.
The development has been attributed to the many interventions that were instituted by various bodies to promote egg consumption.
The Ghana National Association of Poultry Farmers revealed last year that over 10% of eggs produced annually are disposed of due to the low patronage of the product.
The Technical Specialist at Amplifies Ghana, Comfort Acheampong told Starr Business’ Osei Owusu Amankwaah that at the end of last year, the data changed.
“With the production and sale of eggs; for years now, till last year, before the Christmas, there has always been egg glut, farmers are not able to sell their eggs; they pour it away; they destroy them and so on. But last year and so far this month, there has never been an egg glut. There is always shortage in the system,” Madam Acheampong said.
She added that, there is a lot of sensitisation ongoing to improve the number of egg eaters.
The sensitisation campaign ongoing is focusing on traditional leaders to be change makers in the society.
Ghana produces 1.5 million eggs daily. This, the Ghana National Association of Poultry Farmers says, is sufficient to meet consumption needs.
It has been proven that the Cholesterol in egg is positive for the human anatomy.