SA Discusses Meat, Dairy Plans With Niger

SOUTH AFRICAN - companies would soon be able to have a stake in Niger’s meat and dairy industries, said Foreign Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma yesterday.
calendar icon 20 April 2007
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She met her Niger counterpart, Foreign Affairs, Co-operation and African Integration Minister Aichatou Mindaoudou, in Pretoria. They held political and economic discussions focusing on two projects: setting up an abattoir in Niger, to encourage the country’s meat industry, and a dairy production facility.

“The feasibility study is already completed and government will facilitate with the Industrial Development Corporation and some others to see the (abattoir) project implemented,” Dlamini-Zuma said. The feasibility study to get Niger’s dairy industry going was also under way.

“Anybody who has been to Niger would know there are just millions and millions of cattle there,” said Dlamini-Zuma.

The west African country is one of the poorest in the world and much of its economy is based on subsistence farming.

Source: BusinessDay
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