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Livestock Health April 2018

The near total failure of the rains has put extra emphasis on the work ADMAPE have been conducting for a number of years with pastoralists and farmers, in the promotion of and training in the production of fodder crops.

Traditionally, in years of poor rains, pastoralists would travel long distances, even to other countries, in search of pasture but this year, as a result of 50 hectares of fodder crops (cowpeas, rice biomass, sorghum and hay) being planted under ADMAPE guidance, the inherent dangers of such journeys were avoided. As a result, the recorded rate of death amongst livestock was very low, with an estimated 30,000 cows, sheep and goats saved from starvation.

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