Livestock

Improved breeds to boost poultry production in Nigeria

poultry farm 1544654 1280A team of experts from the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACCG) in Nigeria has developed a new disease-resistant breed of chicken with higher egg output

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Countries discuss for responsible fisheries practices across Indian Ocean

FishingCountries from the Indian Ocean Islands and East Africa met on Mahe Island in Seychelles on 27-28 June 2017, to discuss the fisheries transparency initiative (FiTI) for developing strategies to tackle illegal fishing and increase accountability in fisheries practices in the region

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SA's Western Cape Minister says that we must be vigilant in the face of bird flu

362406725 f6ac0313ba bThe Democratic Alliance, Western Cape Provincial Parliament, SA, notes with concern the confirmation of a suspected case of the H5N8 bird flu virus in the Free State’s Villiers district just last week which jeopardised some 24000 chickens

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Ethiopia expects to secure worth US$12mn by exporting meat during Ramadan

supermarket 109863 640The Ethiopian Meat and Dairy Industry Development Institute (EMDIDI) said that it has been aiming to secure more than US$12mn by exporting meat to the UAE and Saudi Arabia during this Islamic fasting month of Ramadan

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Microbiome to fight antimicrobial resistance

AMRDr Andrew Morgan, chief scientist at DuPont Nutrition and Health, spoke about the emerging science of microbiome and its potential in providing solutions to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR) at the AgriVision 2017 conference, held from 13 to 15 June 2017, in Noordwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands

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