Thursday, October 11, 2007

Ghana: No compensation without bio-securiity measures

The Ghanan government announced today at the outset of a three-day workshop on prevention of H5N1 that it would no longer compensate farmers for lost or culled birds due to H5N1 if those farmers did not observe

During the last outbreak, the government compensated farmers for more than 27,000 lost birds without taking preventive measures into account. Since then, the Veterinary Services Directorate has begun training farmers on appropriaite measures to keep their poultry secure.

The workshop and simulation are co-sponsored by the Ghanan government with the Food and Agriculture Oragnisation (FAO) and USAID.

Full story: http://www.accra-mail.com/mailnews.asp?id=2848

1 comment:

Charisse said...

People should read this.