The $95,000 move was intended to stabilize Libya’s poultry industry, which is suffering from a disrupted supply chain and expensive feed prices. Libyan farmers unable to afford feed have had to kill or sell their breeding stock, according to the ICDF. “If the problem continues, there will be no breeder chickens left in Libya,” said Ma Wei-chung, an ICDF officer. “Should this happen, it will take at least 19 months to repair the supply chain and get chicken back on the market.”
The feed supplies will last for approximately one month. In the meantime, more sustainable solutions are being researched.