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Madagascar wants to fight bovine mortality in the districts of Vohémar and Ihorombe

The Malagasy authorities want to tackle the high mortality that plagued year last in the district of Vohemar in North Madagascar as well as in the heart of the district, Ihorombe in South of the island.
Minister of Livestock, Ihanta Randriamandranto, announced in particular the release of the Livestock Fund (598 billion ariarys) and the creation of a specific fund for livestock feed, while the sector had recorded losses in 2013 estimated at 4.2 billion ariarys.
Thus, farmers whose livestock is hit by an epidemic will be entitled to compensation, as shown in the newspaper L'Express of Madagascar.
"If an outbreak occurs, and if the Ministry of livestock notes that, despite taking precautions, a professional breeder is the victim, he will be compensated through the funds", said the Minister of livestock, Blamo Randriamandranto.
As a reminder, over 25,000 Zebu cattle from the district of Vohemar and Ihorombe, died in 2013, according to figures from the Malagasy Ministry of livestock.
Drought and low rainfall recorded at the heart of these two regions in the areas of livestock grazing are the main cause of this carnage.
Rural communes (Ampondra, Nosibe, Ampisikina, Daraina, Milanoa, Bobakindro and Maromokotra) who thrive and cattle on their land have been hit hard by this disturbing cattle mortality, as related by the newspaper L'Express of Madagascar.

Antso Rajaona

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