Friday 11 October 2013
Just over 1 billion people reside on the African continent on little more than an average of $1500 per capita gross domestic product compared to a global average of just over $10,000 per capita gross domestic product. These values are calculated by totalling the goods and services produced in a market region divided by the number of people to give an indication of the per capita gross domestic product or the relative standard of living in a region.
Friday 20 July 2012
An outbreak of African Swine Fever, a contagious disease that attacks pigs, has caused Cameroon to lose at least 9,500 pigs in the West and Littoral regions of the nation, amid fears the disease could spread further, state-run Cameroon Radio Television, or CRTV, reported Sunday.
Monday 31 October 2011
The multi-billion plant in Bafang that has capacity to produce more than 3,000 chicken a day is also receiving government financial backing of African Financial Community Francs (FCFA) 500 million, reports All Africa.
Sunday 18 September 2011
Cameroon’s poultry industry is predicted to take a heavy blow in the upcoming months, as increasing feed costs take a toll on production.
Sunday 12 June 2011
Cameroon has been struck by a fresh outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF). Northern Cameroon is facing the disease and it has been reported that as many as 100,000 animals could be lost due to ASF.
Saturday 05 February 2011
The Governor of the South Region,
The Government Delegate to the Ebolowa City Council,
Traditional and religious authorities,
Populations of the South Region,
Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,
It gives me great pleasure to be with you in Ebolowa for the opening of the National Agro-Pastoral Show to celebrate this important gathering of the rural world.
Saturday 17 July 2010
Cameroon has slaughtered and burned at least 10,450 pigs during the past two weeks as part of stringent measures to fight an outbreak of African swine fever, a contagious disease that affects pigs, state-run Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV) reported Monday.
Friday 18 June 2010
According to the coordinator of the Programme for the Development of the Swine Sector in Cameroon, Dr Casimir Marcel Ndongo, Northern Cameroon could see the loss of 100,000 pigs to swine plague.
The plague has already killed 3,000 pigs over just a few days, said Dr. Ndongo.
Wednesday 17 March 2010
A pig vaccine can eliminate the spread of a fatal form of brain disease known as neurocysticercosis. Tapeworm plays a vital role in the disease.
The disease causes cysts on the brain and spinal column - the most common cause of acquired epilepsy in the developing world where the parasite is endemic.
Tuesday 16 March 2010
Nearly 5000 West African farmers are now able to take advantage of the growing popularity of organic foods in industrialized countries thanks to a $2.4 million German-backed FAO programme that has helped them meet the necessary certification and other requirements.
The market for organic and fair-trade products in developed countries is expected to grow by about five to ten percent per year over the next three years, offering new opportunities for smallholder farmers in poor countries. However, these poor farmers struggle to comply with high-level food standards in the developed countries and need to meet certification requirements.
Thursday 23 July 2009
A plan, aimed at restoring the poultry industry, has been submitted to the Prime Minster for approval.
The project to be forwarded
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