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Progressive stockbreeders are urged to take the lead in livestock development


Mar 1, 2022

MWARO February 28th (ABP) – The lack of artificial insemination and movement of community animal health workers (ACSA) communal, that was discussed in a meeting held Thursday, February 24 in the capital of Mwaro province by the delegate of the general direction of the breeding, Mr. Aimable Butoyi, for the intention of the progressive breeders of the said province.

On the agenda was, among other things, the livestock situation in Burundi, mapping of progressive breeders, promotion of the marketing of livestock products, animal health, genetic improvement.

Mr. Aimable Butoyi recalled that Burundi is a breeding country par excellence for ruminants such as cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, bees, rabbits, poultry, fish, etc.

However, current meat production cannot meet domestic demand and have a surplus for export. Indeed, Mr. Butoyi considered that it is necessary to reorganize/strengthen the animal and fishery sectors in order to be able to meet the needs of local consumption in animal proteins and have a surplus for export.

Mr. Butoyi informed the progressive herders who were present at the meeting that the government has planned initiatives to achieve livestock development.

Those initiatives include the establishment of a strategic stock of essential products for veterinary use, veterinary centres, permanent stalling, integrated fish farming within the country, the multiplication of new productive breeds.