ZAMBIA - Government and various agro-stakeholders have resolved that it should be mandatory that exporters of fish and livestock products be inspected, certified and registered annually by Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries to ensure sanitary compliance.
TANZANIA - Despite being labelled as producing quality milk in the region, the local dairy industry is still struggling to survive under stiff competition from foreign imports.
ZAMBIA - The ministry of Fisheries and Livestock has procured laboratory equipment at a cost of K4.5 million in its quest to increase the production of high quality marketable livestock.
UGANDA - Players in Uganda’s beef industry have requested the government to increase its support to the industry, if they are to perform better in both local and international markets.
ZAMBIA – The Livestock Development Trust (LDT) says Government should consider setting up a livestock regulatory authority that will compel livestock farmers and traders to adhere to policies that support the development of the sector.
SOUTH AFRICA - The JSE is broadening its agricultural commodities trading platform by allowing buyers of beef to trade in carcasses in order to manage price expectations.
ZAMBIA – As a way of increasing fish production, Yalelo Fisheries in partnership with a Danish company will this month embark on the construction of a US$10million fish-feed plant in Siavonga.
ZAMBIA - The Small Livestock Association of Zambia (SLAZ) says Government should consider engaging and consulting key stakeholders when developing the new livestock policy to ensure it safeguards and enables the sector to operate effectively.
TANZANIA - The government has finally come up with what it believes would be a lasting solution to the long standing violent conflicts between pastoralists and farmers that had cost hundreds of lives, through launching special ranches for livestock keepers.
ZAMBIA - The Livestock Services Cooperative Society (LSCS) says Government should consider manufacturing the East Coast Fever vaccine locally to enable livestock farmers access the drug at an affordable price.
ZAMBIA - The World Bank says the implementation of the livestock development and animal health project at a cost of about US$65 million has helped Zambia increase cattle ownership among smallholder farmers to about 131,000 in the last three years.
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