ZAMBIA - Continuous restriction of the importation of chickens into the local market will play a major role in sustaining the growth of the poultry industry, Ross Breeders Zambia managing director Colin Lindsay has said.
GHANA – Government has approved 14 million Ghana Cedis to contain the spread of the Bird Flu disease.
NIGERIA - The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) has partnered the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) on training and empowerment of women and girls on aquaculture especially fish production.
ZAMBIA - Investors in The Netherlands have been attracted to Zambia’s underdeveloped poultry sector and the Dutch government is currently studying opportunities with a view to advising companies in that country.
ZAMBIA - Govt is in talks with the European Union (EU) to set up an additional fund to support development of aquaculture.
GHANA – Government has placed a ban on the importation of poultry from within and outside the West African sub-region to avert the spread of the bird flu outbreak in the country.
ZAMBIA - The power deficit in the southern African region has negatively affected poultry producers in Zimbabwe and Zambia, a latest report on the African poultry sector has noted.
GHANA - The Ghana National Poultry Farmers Association (GNPFA) has said in spite of the Avian influenza (bird flu) recorded in the country it is ready to meet 40 per cent demand of birds during Christmas.
SOUTH AFRICA – The European Union (EU) has lifted a four-year ban on the import of fresh ostrich meat from SA following an outbreak of H5N2 avian flu, the country’s main exporting region said on Friday.
WEST AFRICA - Fears are growing that without timely intervention to stem outbreaks of the highly virulent avian flu virus H5N1 across West Africa, further spread across the region and beyond is inevitable, FAO has said
GHANA – Dr. Kofi Kwansah-Filson, Ashanti Regional Veterinary Officer, has told poultry farmers to observe basic bio-security measures to prevent the bird flu and other poultry-related diseases.
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