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                government to control bird flu in May 2016. Milk production increased by 7.2% to stand at 223,527 tons. In beekeeping industry, honey production rose by 2% to 4,719 tons. Among others actions carried out were the training of 60 breeders on the production of honey and the pro- cessing of bee products.
HEALTH COVERAGE
As regards livestock health coverage of and the fight against zoonoses, the actions include: the supervision of 21,017 producer organiza- tions on vaccination techniques; stepping up measures to fight bird flu by purchasing
       WORDINGS
Table eggs
Milk
Honey
2014
70 846
191 908
4 536
2015
79 059
208 604
4 626
2016
84 129
223 527
4 719
VARIATIONS (EN %)
6,4
7,2
2,0
Development of breeding by-products (in tons)
      equipment and epidemic focuses management equipment; the construction / renovation of 25 veterinary zootechnical centres and 7 vaccinoge- nic parks; the issue of 14 marketing authoriza- tions for veterinary medicinal products; the epi- cutaneous treatment of 142,838 head of lives- tock in the north by the special mission to eradi- cate tsetse flies at the start and return from trans- humance.
AGROPOLE PROGRAMME
Achievements in 2016 were the launching of 11 new agropoles, 2 in food production, 4 in indus- trial production, 3 in animal production and 2 in fish production. Their implementation generated 925 permanent jobs and 1050 temporary jobs. In addition, the cocoa processing agropoles of Kékem and Mbalmayo benefited from subsidies of 1.2 billion and 850 million respectively. The total grants allocated to the 40 functional agro- poles amount to 3.68 billion.
According to forecasts, the production obtained in the year 2016 is as follows:
n Pineapple: 16,099 tons;
n Avocado: 1 449 tons;
n Cocoa:1332tonsofbeanstobeprocessed; n Palm oil: 8,000 tons;
n Corn: 12,867 tons;
n Cassava: 3,300 tons;
n Eggs: 294,000,000 units;
n Potato: 26,000 tons;
n Chicken: 1 607 960 head;
n Pig: 28,318 head;
n Fish: 2,741 tons;
n Soybeans: 9,815 tons.
FISHING AND FISH FARMING
INTRODUCTION
The annual demand for fish is estimated to somewhat above 300 000 tons. In 2016, fishery production was estimated at 218 191 tons, up 3%. In terms of fisheries development, key actions include: the construction of 3 fish market halls, a smokehouse and 3 wharves; fight against unlawful, illegal and undeclared fishing, in collaboration with MINDEF.
With regard to the promotion of intensive aqua- culture, the actions carried out concern: improving the productivity of hatcheries and aquaculture farms by controlling larval rearing and techno-eco- nomic management; the popularization of cage culture techniques with FAO’s support.
STRATEGY FOR GROWTH IN PRODUCTION
The government's strategy to close the deficit in domestic production includes two levers: capture fisheries and aquaculture. The first lever aims at increasing the production of capture fisheries intends to promote the integration of nationals in the exploitation of fisheries resources both at the continental and maritime levels. The second lever aims at developing fish farming through the inten- sification of small-scale aquaculture. To this end, the government is encouraging the rehabilitation of many abandoned ponds. Regarding the deve- lopment of human resources, there is already within the University of Douala, the Institute of Fisheries Science based in Yabassi.
An Institute of Nautical Arts and Crafts and Fisheries opened in Limbe. As for the veterinary and fishery zootechnical training centres of Foumban, and training centres of young fisher- men in Debunscha (South-West), and Bonamatoumbé (Littoral) they are operational. To improve the fry availability, the Bamessing and Foumban aquaculture stations restarted their
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