Burundi: MPs adopt a new the bill on the production, control, dissemination and use of seeds and embryos of animal origin.

MPs unanimously analyzed and adopted on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, the bill on the production, control, dissemination of seeds and embryos of animal origin. That bill will fill the gaps in international standards and protect the national livestock.

Indeed, activities of production, control, dissemination of animals and artificial insemination are carried out while there is no legal framework that governs them, said the Minister of the environment, the Agriculture and Livestock, Mr. Deo Guide Rurema, while explaining the true merit of the bill.

He reviewed the national agricultural investment plan intensification of livestock production. In addition, the national breeding policy which guides the development of that area of the animal increase productions by the genetic improvement of the livestock. Minister Rurema said that after having noticed that the local breed was not very productive, the genetic improvement of the livestock has been the 1980s with the love of growing milk production

In addition to the Introduction of animals of different breeds the artificial insemination project. Since 1996, the National Center for Artificial Insemination has replaced Artificial Insemination Project (AIP) and is coordinating artificial insemination (AI)activities at the national level. It has been developing cattle seed production for AI since 2016.

During the discussions, the MPs deplored the fact that there are not enough veterinary doctors and veterinary technicians. For them, every province and every common had to have at least one. Minister Rurema reassured that this issue is one of the priorities.

Speaking of the failures recorded in artificial insemination stock breeder must also get involved because of good nutrition and good health general play a big role. For those who believe that the failure of artificial insemination leads to infertility, he stressed that the stockbreeder should instead monitor the heat moments and call the inseminator in time.

Those representatives of the people also regret that in certain areas wrongly imposed on the stockbreeders who do not respect the permanent stabling. Indeed, that law provided for three years of dispensation to allow stock breeders to prepare, it was pointed out. The Minister responsible for Livestock promised to look into that issue to enforce the law.

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