A FAO delegation visited AU SAFGRAD Office

Today March, 29 20017, AU SAFGRAD has received a FAO delegation. The FAO three experts team was led by Dr Kondombo Salam Richard, zoo technician National Expert. They discussed with AU SAFGRAD Coordinator, Dr Ahmed ELMEKASS, on the issue of their planned programme regarding small ruminants in Burkina Faso and Ethiopia.

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The three FAO experts discussing with Dr Ahmed ELMEKASS, AU SAFGRAD Coordinator

The said programme is focusing on three main areas including meat production exports, slaughtering house and veterinary services. A work plan on the programme is scheduled to be validated in a workshop by this 30 of March 2017 and a stakeholders round table is planned for April 20, 2017.

Furthermore, the coordinator held very interesting discussions with the FAO visiting team. The discussions particularly focused on value chain of small ruminants in the two targeted countries. The importance of building the capacities of the animals’ holders as well as the role of extension in the development of the sector have been raised. They acknowledged the interest of having an overview on the key actors along the value chain, highlighting the need of good market assessment.