In Burkina Faso, the mission of the National Centre for the Multiplication of Performing Animals (CEMAP) is to promote milk production. The centre takes semen from milk-producing breeds imported from Europe and then implants them into local breeds that have the potential for resistance and adaptation.
This process, called artificial insemination, gives crossbreeds, whose milk production is on average superior to local breeds. At the breeding station in Loumbila, there are about 10 female producers that can produce an average of 350 litres of milk per week.
Insemination requires animals suitable for reproduction, a good basic infrastructure, and good feeding.
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