Going Green

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Botswana FMD

I find African agriculture to be interesting because in so many ways it is different from our own. The conditions are often primitive and the battles that must be fought are often against nature as well as the economy. FMD is still found in many parts of the continent.

Botswana: Cattle Disease Ravages Ngami

Mmegi/The Reporter (Gaborone)
23 January 2008

Posted to the web 23 January 2008

Chandapiwa Baputaki

The outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in the Ngami constituency has caused an outcry and hardship for residents who are most dependent on the livestock for their daily survival.

Before the outbreak they could sell their cattle at the Botswana Meat Commission in Francistown and in butcheries within the constituency.

Since the outbreak, that was confirmed in mid October last year, the department...(complete article here).

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