Study on Informal Trade of Beef/Cattle in the Northern Communal Areas of Namibia

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The Veterinary Cordon Fence in Namibia separates the northern communal areas (NCA) from the south, and was erected as a disease control measure, and remains in place to maintain the current disease-free status of meat production areas to the south. South of the VCF cattle and beef can be freely moved and exported to other countries, provided certain basic conditions of those importing countries are met, whilst north of the VCF no live cattle can be moved southward. Only deboned beef that was slaughtered by Meatco and that meets certain quarantine requirements can be exported to the south. This puts large pressure and limitations on the marketing of cattle and beef north of the VCF. Currently the Government is implementing an initiative that will lead to ensuring that the disease status of the NCAs is on par with that to the south of the VCF.

Millennium Challenge Account Namibia with funding from the Millennium Challenge Corporation - 1st November 2012 to 31st December 2013
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Livestock Market Efficiency Fund
Draft Final Report
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