From FCfa 10 billion at end June 2016, so only a month after the discovery of the first bird flu outbreak in Yaoundé, in May; the losses registered by the Cameroonian poultry sector following this epizooty are now estimated to stand at FCfa 16 billion.
These updated figures have just been revealed at the end of a meeting of the members of the Poultry Association of Cameroon (Ipavic) held in Bafoussam, the Western regional capital. For two weeks now, this region representing 80% of the national poultry production is again facing a bird flu epizooty, which should further increase the losses suffered by the Cameroonian poultry farmers these past months.
In the meantime, the quarantine imposed on the poultry production of the Western region, following a new ban on the sale of chicken in the Mifi, should increase the needs recently expressed by the producers, to stimulate this sector again in its death throes.
As a reminder, to supply the local market during the end of year season, a peak moment for chicken consumption in Cameroon, Ipavic, who wishes to receive financial support from the State; expressed needs for 2 million chicks, investments worth about FCfa 450 million for the purchase of phytosanitary products and 20,000 tons of maize.