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AFRICABIZ VOL 2 - ISSUE: 103
NOV 15 - DEC 14, 2007
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Editor: Dr. Bienvenu-Magloire Quenum
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Dear visitor and international investor,


We warmly welcome you, if this is your first visit to Africabiz Online - The ultimate newsletter on trading and investing in 49 sub-Saharan African countries. If you are a regular and faithful reader, welcome back.

- TEAM BUILDING: STAFF TRAINING IS A MUST

Current editorial fits into the series that started with Team Building: 10 Tips To Improve Team Focus, Morale and Results, followed by Successful Techniques To Team Building. Then Why Team Building Is Vital To Success. This final issue deals with: In the hustle and bustle of a daily business routine, proper training of the company staff is often forgotten.

In last delivery, to introduce "Why Team Building Is Vital To Success", Arsenal Football Club was taken as example. The same is done here to introduce: In the hustle and bustle of a daily business routine, proper training of the company staff is often forgotten.

Indeed, Arsenal's manager, Arsene Wenger, has trained his staff/ players in a way that he has permanently the luxury to choose between at least two excellent players for the same position on the pitch, without the team loosing its soul. That is to say, whoever is selected for a game, plays well to preserve the beautiful ballet like football exhibition characteristic of Arsenal Football Club.

That means Wenger and his supporting staff had designed training drills that develop and reinforce technical qualities and blend together youngsters/ new comers and "old" players.

Of course, in a business/ company not dealing with sports events played on a pitch it is not possible to have two people at the same position. However, establishing staff training sessions can save the day and maintain productivity. Well designed staff training sessions would first assist new comers to grabble and fully understand tricks and ropes procedures existing in the company. Second, old timers would have the opportunity to transfer experience to the new comers (and also learn from them.) That is to say, in case of emergency, when a position holder is missing, his tasks could be attributed to another performer to avoid disruption in productivity.

Click here to read about: In the hustle and bustle of a daily business routine, proper training of the company staff is often forgotten. - By guest author Wayne Hurlbert

- SERVICES AND PRODUCTS FROM Dr. QUENUM & ASSOCIATES / BUSINESSAFRICA (TM)

List of Products and Solutions to trading and investing in and out emerging nations - and particularly in sub-Saharan African nations - is here to review.

We draw your attention to Jobs & Projects' platform that assists first, project-owners to tender for the best experts to carry out projects at very competitive costs, and, second, job-seekers to publish for free Résumés/CV to attract project-owners attention.

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Click the image for moreDr. Quenum and Associates, IBC / BusinessAfrica (TM) have decided to follow Yahoo wise business practice - that is to establish business relationship only with clients who can produce email address linked to an ISP domain name or that could be traced back against a database of valid and legitimate domain names. In other words, from now on, only ISP-based email messages can expect replies from Dr. Quenum & Associates, IBC / BusinessAfrica (TM). For more on the matter, please visit this link.

- Contributor's Guidelines are here to review. Your contribution on "How emerging nations and particularly African countries / entrepreneurs could bridge the developing gap" is welcome.

Your feedback / objection / contribution is welcome. Visit WorldWide BizCenter, and choose General Information (as topic) to create a thread for discussion. On the top of the WorldWide BizCenter page, there is a HELP link to assist you making an efficient use of the discussion board. This link also is useful


Many thanks for dropping by and see you here on December 15, 2007

Dr. B.M. Quenum

Editor of AFRICABIZ

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN AFRICA


- Several business opportunities - component parts of the Integrated Developing Scheme described in Africans, Stop Being Poor! are listed in following table.


1-SHEA BUTTER (5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13)
2- BLUE GOLD (14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19)
3- FREEZE-DRIED PAPAIN (20, 21, 22 and here)
4- KENAF (23, 24)
5- VEGETABLE OIL (25, 26, 27, 28)
6- CEREALS (30, 31, 32, 33)
7- FRUITS (34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46)
8- ESSENTIAL OILS (47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52)

9- ROOTS & TUBERS (54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64)
10- FOWL BREEDING (66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76)
11- FISH FARMING (78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87)
12- BIOMASS ENERGY (89, 90, 91, 92)
13- SUGAR CANE & PRODUCTS (93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99/100, 101, 102,
14- LIVESTOCK (103, 104, frozen chicken meat

- LIVESTOCK & GAME DEVELOPMENT: PART I - INTRODUCTION TO LIVESTOCK AS A COMPONENT PART TO A NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHEME

Current issue is the first of a series dealing with livestock development as an important component part of the Strategy for African Countries. Livestock's importance in developing encompasses a broad range of sectors: food security, fight against poverty, integrated land development, environmental problems. It can boost the development of other agricultural components such as cereals production and supply raw materials to other projects (animal grease, blood, fertilizer, hide and leather) included in the scheme.

- Definition;

Livestock covers the field of domesticated animals raised in an agricultural system: goats, sheep, cattle, horses, donkeys, mules, buffalos, oxen, camels, pig and poultry. Etc.

Livestock may be raised for subsistence or for profit. Raising animals (animal husbandry) is an important component of modern agriculture. It has been practiced in many societies, since the transition to farming from hunter-gather lifestyles. [Source]

Poultry / Fowl breeding had already been extensively exposed [66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76] and pig fattening used as an illustration case in double-digit growth rate's description.

- LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION DEFICIT IN AFRICAN COUNTRIES

Table below exposes Net trade in livestock products in Africa (x1000 tons) - exact figures from 1970 to 2000 and projection estimates to 2030) that shows production deficit gap.

Net trade in livestock products in Africa (x1000 tons)
  1970 1980 1990 2000 2015 2030
Beef 119 63 -32 52 -5 -109
Eggs 0 -3 -5 -17 -9 -22
Meat 142 50 -110 -80 -283 -744
Milk -913 -2,496 -1,785 -1,971 -3,605 -5,226
Mutton/goat 29 40 29 59 73 80
Pig meat -4 -9 -21 -42 -71 -108
Poultry -2 -43 -86 -149 -280 -606
Source: FAOSTAT, 2002. Note: Negative figures imply imports. 

Figures listed on above table are self explanatory: Africa globally is a net importer of Beef, Milk, Eggs, Poultry and Pig meat. Only Mutton/ goat seems to cope with demand.

One has to notice, however, that these statistics dated back to year 2,002 and since then the situation had worsened as livestock had been destroyed by successive droughts and devastating inundations that plagued the sub-Saharan African region.

Further, there is a dramatic meltdown of livestock genes/breeds in developing countries and particularly in Africa. [For more on the matter you may read an interesting Reuters dispatch by Robert Evans, dated September 3, 2007]

- THE DEFICIT MAIN CAUSES

The above revealed deficits in livestock products procurement to African populations are due to the fact that most African countries have not devised master strategic plans to develop and boost livestock productions. Another aberrant gap in the African development landscape.

Indeed, in African countries, livestock's sector is controlled and managed by small pastoralists/herders/breeders, who use traditional pastoral methods and techniques. Herds's feeding depending most of the times on the availability of rain--pastures that become scarce or are completely wiped out during drought periods. Therefore, herdsmen wander from place to place with cattle searching for grazing pastures.

Often, the "wanderers" /pastoralists cross borders from semi-arid, arid regions/countries to greener regions or countries, invading agricultural fields, destroying crops and creating havoc that result most of the times in bloody clashes with sedentary agriculturalists.

Further, traditional pastoralists/herders/breeders (particularly in the West African region) do not consider their stock of animals as marketable products. They are happy to count livestock heads over years and sell only few from time to time. Only Mutton/ Goat's herders/ breeders sell "en masse" to supply Muslims for the celebration of the end of ramadan

In addition, livestock reproduction in African countries is done by natural coupling. That is to say Insemination techniques that would assist boosting quality and production level are not systematically promoted.

Furthermore, local breeds are increasingly losing ground against imported breeds from Europe and America.
Courtesy of ILRI

Ankole: The Ankole of eastern and central Africa are drought-resistant and beloved by their keepers for their uncommon gentleness, beauty, rich milk and tasty meat. Image courtesy of ILRI

At an experts gathering at Geneva/ Switzerland during the first week of September 2007, Carlos Sere of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) told the conference -- attended by 300 policy-makers, scientists, breeders and farmers from around the globe -- that the highly-bred varieties from the North offered short-term benefits with high volumes of meat, milk or eggs.

But over the longer term, they posed a serious risk because many could not cope with unpredictable environmental change or outbreaks of indigenous disease when introduced to the more demanding conditions of the South.

This had been confirmed during recent droughts in Eastern African region, as farmers who had kept their tough Ankole local breed were able to walk them long distances to water sources while those who had switched to the imported breeds lost their entire herds, Carlos Sere said.

- APLENTY BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN LIVESTOCK DEVELOPMENT

Deficits reported on above table about Net trade in livestock products in Africa open door to tremendous business opportunities.

Indeed, figures listed on the referenced table show supplies do not cope with demands and the deficit is aggravated by the "exploding" urbanization process (rural exodus) occurring in most African countries. The demand for monogastrics (such as pigs and poultry) is projected to grow at even higher rates than those for ruminant animals. [Source].

Therefore, opportunities abound in any African country to produce and commercialize livestock. Below reported is a short list of business opportunities in livestock development.

BEEF
SHEEP & GOATS
SWINE
EXOTIC LIVESTOCK
Feeding production Feeding production Medium scale swine production Ostrich production
Cattle fattening Lamb production Hog fattening Partridge production
Production background Feeder lamb POULTRY Pheasant breeding
Medium-scale production Dairy goat production 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76 Agouti breeding
Dairy beef production Goat meat production Goose production beaver breeding
Veal production Beef cow-calf operation Smoked beef meat production Dried beef meat production

Above listed business opportunities will be exposed one by one every 15th of the month starting from issue 104/ December 15, 2007. At least 30 issues would be necessary to cover these opportunities.

Bookmark this page (link valid for Internet Explorer - for other web browsers, please Click Bookmark on the browser menu) and come back often to visit. Each time a business opportunity is exposed, its link would be activated. Stay tune.

MORE ON LIVESTOCK & GAME DEVELOPMENT
1-Handbook of Livestock Management
by Richard A. Battaglia (Paperback - Jul 21, 2006)
2- Raising Small Livestock:
A Practical Handbook
by Jerome D. Belanger (Paperback - Feb 11, 2005)
3- The Homesteader's Handbook
to Raising Small Livestock Goats, Chickens, Sheep. Geese, Rabbitts, Hogs, Turkeys, Guinea Fowl, Ducks and Pigeons
by Jerome D. Belanger (Hardcover - April 1974)
4- Backyard Livestock:
Raising Good, Natural Food for Your Family, Third Edition by Steven Thomas and George P. Looby (Paperback - Jan 2, 2007)
5-
Keeping Livestock Healthy:
A Veterinary Guide to Horses, Cattle, Pigs, Goats & Sheep, 4th Edition
by N. Bruce Haynes (Paperback - Nov 1, 2001)
6- Alternative Health Practices for Livestock
by Michael Keilty and Thomas Morris (Hardcover - Jan 1, 2006)

7- A World Dictionary of Livestock Breed
Types, and Varieties
by V. Porter and I. L. Mason (Hardcover - Jun 6, 2002)
8- Livestock waste facilities handbook
(Paperback - 1985)
9- Raising Small Livestock:
A Practical Handbook
by Jerome D. Belanger (Paperback - Feb 11, 2005) 10- Livestock Feeds and Feeding (5th Edition)
(Hardcover - Jun 8, 2001)
by Richard O. Kellems and David C. Church
11- Raising Game Birds
by Lessiter Publications (Paperback - Jun 1986)
12- Livestock Production in Unfavourable Economic Environments:
Strategies for Attaining Sustained Competitive Advantage
by P. G. A Jennings (Hardcover - Mar 30, 2007)

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