Cameroon purchases Israeli heat resistant chickens
A special breed of two million Israeli chicks resistant
to heat and epidemics would be produced and commercialised in Cameroon next
Members of the Inter-Professional Poultry Farmers were trained in the
techniques of poultry production in Israel last month.
Cameroon-Israeli Cooperation, Cameroon is trying to adopt the Israeli system
whereby the private sector and the government work hand in glove.
business contacts with Cameroonian economic operators in the field of veterinary
medicine and poultry breeding, an accord was signed with Israel that would
permit Cameroon to buy bird vaccines such as Newcastle and Gumboro from Israel
at a relatively cheap price.
Israel being an arid zone with
temperatures as high as 45 degrees produces 300 million chickens per year for a
population of about 7.2 million while the population of Cameroon staggers
between 15 and 18 million.
According to Dr. Ebode Sylvain Blaise, Director of Development
Productions and Animal Industries at the Ministry of Livestock Fisheries and
Animal Husbandry, the political will is there for the project to start
He said that the poultry sector in Cameroon has been operating in
dispersed ranks with lack of coordination of projects. He noted with dismay the
disorder in the poultry sector where no one gets authorisation to start a
Blaise announced that with the creation of the agricultural bank
underway, farmers would benefit from low interest loans and poultry farming
would readily to take off.
He said with the Israeli assistance, the
sector would turn a new page to work with the private
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