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Over 340 women receive layer-poultry farming in N. Afghanistan

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KABUL, June 13 (Xinhua) -- A total of 344 women have been provided with small-scale layer-poultry farming in Afghanistan's northern Baghlan province to improve their living conditions, the country's Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock said in a statement on Sunday.

The laying hen facilities have been distributed for 344 destitute widows through the Community Livestock and Agriculture Project (CLAP) within the ministry to help poor families to raise egg production to secure their livelihood, the statement of the ministry added.

Each mini-poultry farm includes 60 egg-laying hens, 566 kg of chicken feeds, vaccines and other necessities that have been distributed among the women in Baghlan-e-Markazi, Doshi, Banu and Deh Salah districts of the province, according to the statement.

Layer poultry farming, according to the statement, aims to raise egg-laying poultry birds for the purpose of commercial egg production, and the measure would help the poverty-stricken women to raise special species of hens to produce eggs enough to ensure their livelihood in rural areas. Enditem