GHANA - As part of efforts to strengthen surveillance to check the possible cross-border transmission of avian influenza from neighbouring countries into Ghana, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), has banned the importation of day old chicks, eggs and other poultry products.
GHANA - The Ghana National Association of Poultry Farmers (GNAPF), has raised red flag about the establishment of the Ghana Broiler Revitalisation Project (GHABROP) two years ago.
CAMEROON – The Republic of Cameroon and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have signed an agreement to finance the Aquaculture Entrepreneurship Promotion Project (PPEA) that will help to establish over 300 small enterprises in the fish farming sector.
GHANA - Aquaculture production of the country has increased from 38,547metric tonnes in 2014 to 46,250 metric tonnes in 2015, an increase of 20 percent.
EGYPT - Egypt will stick with buying its poultry domestically, turning its back completely on international tenders and bowing to pressure from its local producers, traders said on Monday.
ZAMBIA - Yalelo Limited will invest US$9.5 million to increase production at the company’s cage fish farming operations in Siavonga.
RWANDA - Poultry farming in Eastern Province could be boosted thanks to a new multi-million poultry facility in Bugesera District.
ZAMBIA - Allowing the importation of chickens into South Africa from the United States will have negative impact on the Zambian poultry sector, Poultry Association of Zambia (PAZ) chairperson Rodney Sisala has said.
ZAMBIA - Poultry Association of Zambia (PAZ) says poultry products have continued to rise due to the devaluation of the Kwacha and the increase in the cost of production.
NIGERIA - To further aid the growth of the country’s livestock sub-sector, stakeholders in the sector have advocated increased consumption of live birds to safeguard against health implications from smuggled frozen foods as well as aid growth of the sector.
SOUTH AFRICA – South African and US veterinary authorities have signed a health protocol agreement allowing for the import of US bone-in-chicken portions, overcoming one of the major obstacles to the continued access of SA’s agricultural products into the US market under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
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