In Tunisia, some local sheep breeds are deteriorating and local flocks are getting smaller and smaller. Inbreeding is the main cause: it deteriorates genetic potential and leads to lower milk and meat production.
Aware of the problem, the agricultural development group of sheep breeders from the North – GDAEBN – wanted to set up local breeds’ selection schemes.
FRANCIS FIDELLE MEETS THE GDAEBN IN TUNISIA
In April 2019, Fert organized and supported an exchange mission between GDAEBN and CDEO64 in Tunisia.
Flocks’ visits, exchanges with leaders and partners enable GDAEBN to explain the genetic selection actions that are implemented.