Peru: Midagri will implement 3,080 sheds to protect more than 360,000 heads of livestock

Published Apr 9, 2024

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In Peru, the Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (Midagri) has launched an initiative to construct 3,080 sheds to shelter over 360,000 alpacas and sheep in the high Andean regions. This effort, part of the 'Multi-sector Frost and Cold Plan 2022-2024' and funded with more than S/52 million, aims to provide thermal comfort and protect the livestock from severe weather, thereby reducing their morbidity and mortality rates. The sheds, built with local materials and labor, can each accommodate 120 animals and are equipped with adobe, stone, or block walls, a metal door, and a corrugated board roof. This initiative has already shown significant success in decreasing livestock mortality in frost-prone areas, enhancing the livelihoods of high Andean breeders.
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The Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (Midagri) announced that during this year 3,080 sheds will be implemented with the aim of protecting more than 360,000 heads of alpacas and sheep. This will benefit breeders residing in the high Andean areas of Peru. With a budget of more than S/52 million, the sheds will protect and provide thermal comfort to the most vulnerable animals (pregnant and nursing mothers, as well as babies) in the face of intense rain, frost, hail, snowfall, strong winds; reducing morbidity and mortality of livestock. These actions are part of the “Multi-sector Frost and Cold Plan 2022-2024”, which has launched the Midagri Agro Rural program in the regions of Áncash, Apurímac, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Cusco, Huancavelica, Huánuco, Junín, La Libertad, Lima, Pasco, Puno and Tacna. The sheds are spaces of 170 square meters, which are installed on the firm land of the beneficiaries' property to house 120 heads of livestock. They have a slight slope ...
Source: AgroPeru
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