Livestock without frontiers
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CTA. 2000. Livestock without frontiers . Spore 88. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/46850
Internet URL: http://spore.cta.int/images/stories/pdf/old/spore88.pdf
study visit on livestock and the meat trade in West and Central Africa, organised by CTA in Burkina Faso and Côte d Ivoire at the end of March 2000
The need to encourage more professional exchanges on a regional basis was one of the key recommendations arising from a study visit on livestock and the meat trade in West and Central Africa, organised by CTA in Burkina Faso and Côte d Ivoire at the end of March 2000. The 19 participants, who were from the livestock sector and governmental bodies in six countries, visited various markets and studied issues of market modernisation, the excesses of middlemen (see also Viewpoint, page 16), marketing, finance, transborder payments and transport, and taxation. The livestock trade is the best-established sector with regard to regional trade. As a model for other sectors, many participants thought it deserved encouragement, through more training and a reduction in customs duties