Radio Dabanga (Hilversum)

12 November 2012

Sudan: Livestock Distribution to Families in North and West Darfur

Khartoum — The Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD) signed an agreement last week with the states of North and West Darfur on the distribution of 6,000 goats and sheep for the benefit of 1,200 families in both states, Radio Dabanga has learned.

Sources informed Radio Dabanga on Sunday November 11 that each family in North and West Darfur will receive a number of five male and five female cattle heads.

The Director-General of the AOAD, Dr. Tarek Ben Mousa Zadjali, said the project is part of a program aiming to contribute to the fight against hunger and malnutrition. The program aims to provide resources to help enhance the production of food in the rural areas.

He added that the program aims at women in particular, and intends to improve the productivity of goats and sheep to increase income.

The director-general stated the distribution will commence in two localities of each state, with 200 cattle heads per locality. The trial will be evaluated and if successful, the project will be expanded in the future. Dr. Zadjali added.

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