Livestock

Accelerating The Implementation Of The ECOWAS Veterinary Pharmacy Protocol In Ghana

Globalization has resulted in the unparalleled movement of people, animals, and goods across national borders. The flip side is the increasing threat of the spread of zoonotic infections internationally. Zoonotic diseases are naturally transmitted between people and animals, and it is estimated that, globally, about one billion cases of illness and millions of deaths occur …

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Implement ECOWAS Veterinary Pharmaceutical Protocol In Livestock Sector

The Women in Poultry Value Chain (WIPVaC) has called for the speedy implementation of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Veterinary Pharmacy Protocol in the country. The group, which is an umbrella organization of women poultry value chain actors, believes that supporting the implementation of the ECOWAS Veterinary Pharmaceutical Protocol will allow Ghana’s …

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The Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP) Partnership

The Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP) Partnership is a multi-stakeholder initiative that seeks to improve the environmental sustainability of the livestock sector through better methods, metrics, and data. Launched in July 2012, LEAP presents the third phase of this coordinated global initiative: LEAP3, which aims to contribute to consolidate the current guidance through road …

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Construction of Livestock Market Commences in Gushegu

The Ghana Developing Communities Association (GDCA) in partnership with Gushegu Municipal Assembly, has cut the sod for the construction of a modern livestock market with auxiliary facilities in Gushegu in the Northern region. It is being executed through GDCA Community Life Improvement Programme with funding support from the Acting for Life. The market project, which …

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Southern Ghana to experience minor rainy season mid-September

Southern Ghana should expect its second and minor rainy season of the year, during the middle of this month, September 2019. Mr. Michael Padi, the Senior Meteorologist at the Ghana Meteorological Agency, told the Ghana News Agency that atmospheric temperature within the country was also expected to rise “from now because the sun is directly …

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Sekondi-Takoradi, Effia Kwesiminstim hit by Africa Swine Fever outbreak

The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis and the Effia Kwesiminstim Municipality have been hit with an outbreak of the Africa Swine Fever. The fever is suspected to have affected the government allocated pigs under the Rearing for Food and Jobs programme. This was captured in a letter addressed to the Minister of Agriculture by the Western Regional Agriculture …

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Cattle Farmers Associations Calls For Government Intervention

The Ghana National Association of Cattle Farmers (GNACF) has called on the government to allow the cattle owners or the Ghana Cattle Ranching Committee (GCRC) to manage the Wawase ranch in the Kwahu Afram Plains. The Association expressed worry about the poor management of the Wawase ranch, which had resulted in the death and theft …

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Livestock Sector Development and Poverty Reduction

10 September 2012, Rome – A new FAO publication says carefully tailored policy and institutional changes can help to unlock the livestock sector’s poverty reduction potential. “Although an estimated 750 million poor have a major stake in the livestock sector, only a small minority of them have so far been able to take advantage of the opportunities provided …

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