July 12, 2011

 

Kyrgyzstan adopts national strategy on cattle breeding

 

 

Kyrgyzstan Prime Minister Almazbek Atambaev has signed a resolution to implement a national strategy on cattle breeding for 2011-2015, the press service of the government reported.

 

The plan is to preserve genetic resources of domestic livestock-breeding and strengthen the material-technical base of breeding farms to bolster high-value breeding material, as well as innovation in farming methods.

 

Modernisation and technical upgrading of the livestock-breeding industry and improvement in selection and breeding methods will increase the number of high-value animals by 45% to 50% by 2016. This will also help revive the export business in breeding livestock.

 

Places for artificial insemination of animals will be set up in every village in the future. These will help producers improve the genetic traits of the cattle bred in the country.

 

With this national strategy, new jobs will be created, resulting in more employment and better welfare for the rural population.

 

The National Strategy was formulated with participation from an expert of Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), donor agencies, NGOs, specialists and the country's livestock farmers.

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