APA-Dakar (Senegal) From Abdourahmane Diallo
The Ministry of Livestock and Animal Products announced in a statement on Monday that the national day of breeding will be celebrated on December 6, 2018 in Ranerou, Matam (north), under the effective chairmanship of the head of the state of Macka Sall.
The theme of this year is "Eradicating Peste des petits ruminants, a global challenge for food safety and human nutrition".
According to the Ministry of Livestock, the plague of small ruminants represents a serious threat to the lives of millions of small farmers due to the devastating effect on sheep and goats. On a global level, disease losses range from $ 1.45 to $ 2.1 billion a year.
He also informs that a reduction of 16 to 7% in the total mortality rate of small ruminants will save 1,000,000 heads annually, representing a gain of at least 10 billion FCFA, therefore, Senegal's commitment to the global strategy for controlling and eradicating survives the pace des petitsants by 2030 .
It has therefore developed its national strategic plan of around 12 billion FCFAs to eradicate the plague of small ruminants by 2025. The current edition of the National Day of Livestock will be an opportunity to talk with interested parties about the implementation of the mentioned plan.
Established by Regulation no. 2014-164 of February 17, 2014, the National Cattle Day is an annual meeting for direct dialogue between breeders and the head of state on sector issues.
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