In partnership with the Interprofession poultry of Cameroon (Ipavic) and other sectoral authorities, the Committee of competitiveness under the leadership of the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Regional Planning (Minepat) organized a few days ago, a workshop to present the revitalization plan draft competitiveness and revive the poultry sector to cope with bird flu reported in Cameroon in May.
To believe Lucien Sanzouango, Permanent Secretary of the Competitiveness Committee who chaired the work, a poultry sector stimulus plan affected by the epizootic has been submitted to the government. It revolves around four main areas of intervention. Namely, the recovery of production in view of the 2016 holiday season and boosting the competitiveness of the national poultry production, strengthening the packaging segment structure slaughter chickens and storage, support the Ipavic in achieving mapping and supervision of the sector operators. Not to mention the strengthening of health monitoring.
The Interprofessional believes it must create the conditions for modernization of the sector and adjustments to international competitiveness standards so that Cameroon again become a major producer and exporter of healthy chicken in the CEMAC region. The losses of the Cameroonian poultry sector following the outbreak since May 2016 are estimated at 16 billion CFA francs.