Presentation of the member
APESS was created in 1989 as an extension of a pilot program on fodder crops initiated by the Swiss Cooperation in Burkina Faso, in response to the effects of repeated droughts and their consequences on the destructuring of the environment of the herders.
Since its creation, APESS has positioned itself as an actor of change at the service of breeders, resolutely oriented towards the modernization of breeding. The aim was to give back social, cultural and economic perspectives to the traditional breeders who were strongly destabilized by the 1984 drought.
Decentralization took place in 1996 with the opening of Regional Centers in Garoua in Cameroon, Thiès in Senegal and Dori in Burkina Faso. This decentralization has enabled APESS to broaden its base in the livestock areas of these countries and to consolidate its position as a major player in proposals for training, animal breeding, literacy training for livestock farmers and schooling for children. Today, APESS reaches nearly seven million five hundred thousand people.
The mission of APESS is to support member farmers in the following directions as defined in the Strategic Orientation Document (SOD):
(1) Transformation of family livestock production to promote modern family livestock production;
(2) Cooperation within the family and society to improve social relations;
(3) Increasing the influence of livestock keepers to advance the APESS vision;
(4) Building a "house of knowledge" to nurture the implementation of the vision.
Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Togo.
Modern family breeding of life
Activity reports and various study reports