Small Ruminants Sector

Most small ruminants are produced in the three regions of the North, Far North and Adamaoua (more than 70% for sheep and about 60% for goats).  Goats also come from the east regions (Kadey and Lom & Djerem) and the western highlands (Bui, Donga Mantung,  Bamboutos ).  The development plan for the targeted stations would promote, in particular, the actions initiated by the “Support Project for the Development of Small Ruminants, SPDSR, financed only with the resources of the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Industries, MINEPIA, and the actions could include among others:

  • the rehabilitation of stations for the production and dissemination of quality broodstock for small ruminants (Louguere and Dogba);
  • the development and execution of a selection programme within the Louguere and Dogba zoo technical stations, with:
  • the establishment of adequate infrastructure and equipment;
  • the acquisition of a complete artificial insemination (AI) unit for Dogba;
  • the acquisition of a nucleus of Djalonke and Sahelian goats for the station;
  • the acquisition of exotic sheep and goat breeding stock with high potential and proven ability to adapt to the south Saharan environment (males and females) for use in natural breeding and for reproduction (several origins to maximize genetic gain and reduce inbreeding rates);
  • The acquisition of more efficient exotic seeds ;The reinforcement of the capacities of the station’s and MINEPIA’s staff in the practice of AI;
  • support for the development of forage fields for the production of dry fodder and forage seeds.