What agricultural project for the Ito agro-pastoral center (2,000 ha), located near Bandundu?
|Daniel, AVe expert and Stany, in charge of the agropastoral center waiting for the ferry on the Kwilu river at the exit of Bandundu||the staff of the agro-pastoral center in front of a water point for market gardening||
farm equipment and buildings exist, but they are inin very poor condition
Relaunching the cattle industry recently affected by two bovine epidemics.
At the request of an NGO in the Feshi territory, AVe expert Daniel met with several groups of cattle breeders during the second week of his trip to the DRC. These breeders have just experienced a very difficult time in 2019, as they have all been affected by a loss of 98% of their livestock. This is a real disaster that has not been taken into account until now. The causes would be two very contagious diseases: symptomatic anthrax and pasteurellosis. The exchanges with the breeders' groups have revealed a good awareness at their level regarding the measures to be taken in the face of such diseases and the guarantees to be provided before repopulating. With the help of the FAO, vaccination programs have been set up on a large scale in the country at the initiative of the Ministry of Livestock, involving local veterinarians. Daniel's recommendation focused more on improving consultation between livestock farmers' groups (which have 1,200 members) in order to exert sufficient pressure on the country's authorities and on the FAO representation to support them in the phase following such a disaster. The means to be gathered to replace the lost animals are about 17 million dollars!
| Daniel met with several groups of
of cattle breeders
recovery of the cattle industry recently affected by two bovine epidemics
|the groups we met represent 1 200 breeders|
Field mission for 2 local NGOs in DRC / Diagnostics and roadmaps for 2 local NGOs
At the request of two local NGOs from the Province of Maniema in DRC (FOMAMA of Kalima - CAPS of Kindu), Louis Jestin, AVe expert, carried out a field mission in October 2020 (between the two confinements).s sow's small