RSDA Wins GEF Grant

FEBRUARY: RSDA won a grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to help conserve the unique gene pool of Lesotho's indigenous chickens.

"Lesotho's indigenous chickens are threatened," said 'M?'Mampho Thulo, RSDA Managing Director. "Yet our indigenous breeds are more disease resistant and better suited to local conditions than introduced breeds."

The GEF Small Grants Programme awarded RSDA US$33,000 to research and create ways to help conserve Lesotho's indigenous chickens as part of GEF's mandate to assist developing nations preserve the world's biodiversity.

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HIV and AIDS Outreach Program

DECEMBER: Learn how Mrs/'M?/font> 'Makhabane Motakabone and her team of peer educators in Shalane village in Lesotho's south are going door-to-door, person-to-person to educate the community about HIV and AIDS. Read more in the Spring edition of the RSDA Newsletter.    

read: RSDA Newsletter No 3, Spring 2008

Dairy Cow AI Services Begin in Mafeteng District

SEPTEMBER: RSDA is now providing artificial insemination (AI) services to dairy farmers in Mafeteng district, Lesotho. In early September a Jersey dairy cow at the RSDA Dairy Cow Breeding and Rearing Centre was artificially inseminated by a trained RSDA dairy technician.

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TB and Brucellosis Testing of Dairy Cows Continues

JUNE: Dairy cows in Maseru district continue to be tested for tuberculosis and brucellosis under a joint initiative to improve the quality and quantity of Lesotho's milk production.

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Agriculture Minister Opens Dairy Cow Breeding Centre

APRIL: Lesotho's Minister for Agriculture and Food Security officially opens RSDA's new dairy cow breeding and rearing centre in Mafeteng district.

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