|dc.description.abstract||The paper is prepared on the basis of communications received from
participants of the countries concerned as contained in their respective national reports
prepared for the Seminar. Of the 26 countries invited to the Seminar, 17 dispatched
their reports well in advance to enable their inclusion in this paper. The countries are
: Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar,
Mozambique, Namibia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Uganda, Rwanda,
Somalia, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia.
All available information is grouped under each region within the
framework of the Seminar. The East African Region includes the following countries:
Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Uganda, Rwanda,
Seychelles, Somalia, the Sudan and Tanzania with South Africa, Angola, Botswana,
Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe as the 10
countries within the Southern African Region.
The author! prepared the present paper in the light of the format
proposed for the national reports; namely: importance of the livestock sector in the
economy; livestock policies, the potential of the livestock sector, the main technical
constraints, Institutional support, and, lastly, support for the livestock development
markets. It was not possible to include all the available information in the present
paper, however, the national reports are available and will be reproduced in its entirety
in the proceedings of the seminar.
The paper is aimed at outlining major policies and, especially, identifying
main problems and deficiencies in the national livestock policies. These wil
discussed at length during the Seminar.||