TANZANIA - Meat traders in Dar es Salaam have expressed their disappointment over failure by the Dar es Salaam City Council (DCC) to construct modern abattoir, a promise dating fifteen years back.
UGANDA -The Ministry of Trade and Industry has developed a strategy that will encourage leather dealers to add value to the commodity before exporting to boost the country’s revenue.
ETHIOPIA – Ten Ethiopian companies from the leather industry are in the country to foster trade ties with their Rwandan counterparts.
KENYA - A parastatal charged with eradication of tsetse flies has asked for increased funding.
KENYA - The government is investigating illegal export of raw hides and skins following complaints by tanneries that the vice could roll back gains made in value addition.
KENYA - Milk processor Brookside has registered a growth of 20 per cent in raw milk supplier numbers over the past three months, as more farmers turn to dairy as a generator of family income.
ZAMBIA - The government of the Republic of Zambia and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have signed a US$14.23 million loan and $0.87 million grant agreement to finance the Enhanced Smallholder Livestock Investment Programme (E-SLIP).
ETHIOPIA - The Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) has completed the construction of two of the four artificial insemination laboratories, which have been planned for four regions of the country, at a cost of 33.2 million Br.
AFRICA - Goat plague, a fast spreading virus, impoverishes millions of small farmers across Africa and Asia, but a campaign to eradicate it has drawn far less support than halting mad cow disease or Ebola, a U.N. veterinary official said on Wednesday.
ZIMBABWE - Production of raw milk in Zimbabwe this year is expected to rise by between 0,5 to 1 percent as the country moves to rebuild its herd and increase capacity, an official has said.
NAMIBIA – The Meat Corporation of Namibia (Meatco) has reopened contracts with suppliers during a period in which contracts are normally not entered into due to the massive slaughtering demand because of the drought.
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