PASA pushed stockbreeders’ income up 50%

Friday, 26 February 2021 18:27
PASA pushed stockbreeders’ income up 50%

(Togo First) - Active from 2011 to 2020, the Agriculture Support Project (PASA) helped stockbreeders boost their income by 50%. 

The increase is attributable to various actions aimed at improving animal healthcare. In detail, nine vaccination and disinfestation campaigns against the Newscastle disease and ovine rinderpest were carried out under the PASA. Regarding the rinderpest, the program enabled the ratio of ruminants infected with the virus to drop from 14% in 2012 to 4% in 2018. Besides, 3,679 heads of improved small ruminant sires and 5,300 poultry heads were provided to farmers, still under the PASA.  

The program also helped tackle structuring and professionalization issues in the husbandry sector. Indeed, the financial and technical support mechanisms introduced by the PASA led to the creation of 482 commercial farms, 2,361 enhanced sheepfold, and 3,309 enhanced chicken coops

Regarding the production of small ruminants and poultry, for the former, it soared from 250,000 heads when the PASA was launched to 394,240 heads when it closed; for the latter, the output rose from 87,000 to 105,218 heads.  

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