Boer goat breeders have resolved to decentralise training programmes from Mutare and Harare in order to rope in more small scale producers throughout the country.

In a bid to enhance the commercialization of goat production in the country, the Boer Goat Breeders Association has resolved to decentralise training programmes in all the country’s provinces.

The association’s chairman Mr Chrispen Kadiramwando told ZBC News at the organisation’s annual general meeting (AGM) that in order to spur production and ultimately boost the national herd there is need to generate more interest in commercial goat rearing in rural areas.

Goat breeders said with unity of purpose they stand to get better access to lucrative markets adding there are opportunities for young people to generate considerable revenue. 

The AGM falls at a time government has intensified the command livestock programme to boost food security.

Zimbabwe has over two million goats but most farmers do not get real commercial value for their stock as they sell them at low prices owing to poor breed quality and lack of structured markets.