Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates recently said he would donate 100,000 chickens to countries with high poverty levels, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa and including Bolivia. However, Bolivia's development minister, César Cocarico, told reporters in La Paz on Wednesday...
No can do! The country respectfully declined the offer and advised Bill Gates to read up on the country's thriving poultry sector. He told reporters:
“How can he think we are living 500 years ago, in the middle of the jungle not knowing how to produce?". "Respectfully, he should stop talking about Bolivia."
Bolivia produces 197 million chickens annually and has the capacity to export 36 million, the local poultry producing association said.