Touch the Soil News #1129 (Feature photo – Sierra Leone Coat of Arms – GNU Free Doc License)
The small African nation of Sierra Leone has commissioned the building of one of the world’s largest egg farms. The 10,000 acre farm will supply 195 million eggs a year, enough for its entire citizenry of 7 million.
The Sierra Leone government hopes to improve national nutrition with this project, create 2,000 jobs, and even have some eggs to export to build their foreign exchange reserves.
It is becoming more commonplace in modern economies for governments to step in to create jobs and secure food when the private-sector (for whatever reason) does not do so.
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