Along the last 50 years, the growth of the human population all around the world does not know limits, involving a higher demand of food. The so called Green Revolution in the emergent countries, has been an answer, but only partially has achieved the goals.
This situation, as well as the social and economical development, involves Africa also, increasing widely its own demand of food. Its huge natural resources and the potential economical growth ( 10 % Nigeria GNP for 2011) are calling hardly to embody it as a high quality and quantity food producer country.
The precarious state of its production scheme makes necessary a high technology to embody Africa in the world food trade fulfilling the highest standards.
In this context, intensive poultry set is revealed as a feasible alternative, to meet this need.
- From a sociological point of view, its consumption has no religious constraints.
- From a nutritional point of view is a food that provides protein of the highest biological value (in 100 grams protein intake is 12 to 14 grams), easily digestible fats, mainly in the form of mono and polyunsaturated very beneficial the body as well as lecithins, phospholipids and cholesterol (in 100 grams of egg fat intake is 10-12 grams and 550 mg of cholesterol), minerals, being an excellent source of iron, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium vitamins egg considered a great source of vitamin B12 (cobalamin), mainly concentrated in the yolk. It also provides us with vitamin B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), niacin (vitamin B-3), folic acid, vitamins A, D and E (in the yolk).
Importantly, the eggs have choline, very convenient for feeding pregnant women, as it facilitates the smooth operation of the central nervous system of the embryo / fetus, along with folic acid.
Moreover carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin, help prevent eye disorders like cataracts and blindness.
- From a culinary point of view, is very affordable and versatile to prepare for his many presentations;
- From the economic point of view is a cheap source of animal protein;
- Highly adaptable, reliable, can occur anywhere in the world in computerized controlled temperature and humidity;
- It is efficient: just 1.85 kg of feed to produce a dozen eggs.
- Space requirements are not high (8,000 – 100,000 m2 can accommodate adult laying on drums, fulfilling the requirements of animal welfare required by the EU).
- It is simple, once mounted farms labor requires only one daily performance monitoring and automated each of the components