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Choma’s Enhanced Smallholder Livestock Investment Programme yields gains

The Enhanced Smallholder Livestock Investment Programme (E-SLIP) restocking programme in Gamela Veterinary Camp in Choma has yielded positive gains through the pass on programme to other beneficiary farmers.
Choma District Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock Acting Livestock Technician Katutu Makongo said farmers in Gamela camp received 100 goats, 80 dairy and 20 beef animals which they have started sharing off-springs with other beneficiary farmers.
Mrs. Makongo noted that beneficiary farmers have also received pasture seed for their cattle to improve livestock nutrition.
And Gamela Veterinary Assistant Susan Mwalweni said from the 100 improved goat breeds each recipient farmer received 5 goats.
Mrs. Mwalweni appealed to recipient farmers who received beef animals to ensure good management practices such as dipping, deworming and vaccination are done to prevent livestock diseases.
The recipient farmers were filled with joy as they collected the off-springs of beef animals from the earlier group of beneficiary farmers that received the animals from E-SLIP.
Speaking on behalf of farmers Headman Siampekema expressed happiness to E-SLIP livestock restocking programme aimed at improving the rural farmers livelihoods.
Headman Siampekema implored E-SLIP to continue supporting farmers under the livestock restocking programme to benefit other farmers. – NAIS

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