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Improving livestock productivity in Honduras
Date:6/4/2009

le livestock productivity programmes. The IAEA currently have over 40 livestock productivity programmes in various stages worldwide which aim to help countries improve livestock productivity and health. From 8 to 15 June, an international symposium is taking place in Vienna that will examine the challenges and opportunities in livestock productivity, as well as the application of technologies, including nuclear-based ones, that would help to support sustainable livestock productivity in developing countries.

For countries like Honduras, livestock productivity has strategic macro-economic importance to the economic well-being of the country and for reducing poverty.

"In Honduras, there is a saying that livestock constitutes the savings of the country," Juan Carlos Ordoez explains. "Most rural families raise a pig or a small herd of cattle that, come December, they can sell for cash. Thus, it truly is an alcanca (personal savings) of the country."


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Contact: Rodolfo Quevenco
r.quevenco@iaea.org
43-126-002-1287
International Atomic Energy Agency
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