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                  Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Industries
The Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Industries is responsible for the development, implementation and assessment of Government’s policy on livestock, fisheries and the development of animal and fish industries...
BEEF SECTOR
GOING FOR INDUSTRIALIZATION WITH INNOVATIVE INFRASTRUCTURES
The government is firmly embarking on the industrialization of beef sector with the construction and equipping of a modern slaughterhouse in Ngaoundéré and four cold stores. A far-reaching project that will generate a great number of opportunities in beef sector in our country, which is good reason for Cameroonians and foreigners to invest in beef and meat sector.
Actually, Cameroon has many assets to achieve this and in addition, is a niche of busi- ness opportunities one should seize in an envi- ronment which is favourable to promoting and developing animal production and industry. Besides, its economic fabric that is based on a diverse range of animal resources, combined with a skilled workforce, offers good reason to invest in livestock.
The Growth and Employment Strategy Paper (GESP), which sets out the objectives of the cur- rent decade, considers the modernization of tra- ditional livestock and fisheries, and the transi- tion to semi-intensive and industrial rural produc- tion as the main challenges in the rural sector.
The Ngaoundéré industrial slaughterhouse, part of a Three-Year Emergency Plan for the speed up of Growth, will thus ensure the safety and self-sufficiency of internal consumption, supply the processing industry, create a market and internal consumption for extroverted indus- tries and boost exports by improving trade balance.
It is ultimately a question of sustainably promo- ting the increase of production, the develop- ment of medium and large scale livestock farms, the improvement of the quality of pro- ducts released for consumption and, of course, job and wealth creation.
A SLAUGHTERHOUSE AND COLD STORES: TOOLS FOR THE MODERNIZATION OF LIVESTOCK
The reasons for investing in it are therefore numerous and real. Ngaoundéré, in the Adamawa region, a major cattle production area, is home to the very first truly modern slaughterhouse in Cameroon. The construction and equipping of this industrial slaugh- terhouse coupled with the construction of a cold store and the purchase of refrigerated trucks will generate ancillary and incidental activities.
Yaoundé, the capital now has a large cold storage warehouse of 6000 m3. Three others were built in
the cities of Ebolowa, with a capacity of 1400
m3, Ngaoundéré and Kribi, 3000 m3. Beef
and meat sector is undoubtedly a sector with great employment and wealth potential that remains under-exploited. To boost consumption, >>>
Visit of the laboratory by Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Industries
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