A SOMALI Livestock Board has been established in Somalia, inspecting and certifying quality meat exports from a country with no effective national government since 1991. The move was welcomed by the United Nations Development Programme and its Food and Agricultural Organisation. They said it would help the Somali meat industry "meet the requirements of importing countries of disease-free livestock and meat products." They added: "It also reflects the desire of Somalis to safeguard the quality and integrity of their herds and flocks."

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