FAO empowerment

In an endeavour to boost the country’s small livestock herd, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has launched a small livestock programme in Mashonaland West province.

Head for Livestock Production and Development department, Passmore Gahadzikwa, said the programme would benefit 290 households. He said the exercise was being implemented in 10 districts by a local Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Leverage Economic Assistance for the Disadvantaged.

“The object of the programme is mainly to create a paradigm shift from subsistence to commercial production of poultry, goats and beekeeping communal farmers,” said Gahadzikwa.

200 households from wards 10, 11, 12 and 23 will receive goats while 50 households will receive eight Kenyan beehives and equipment for honey production. The NGO will construct two dip tanks for goat producers while the Livestock department will provide expertise.

Post published in: Zimbabwe News

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