Tunisia - Agropastoral Development and Local Initiatives Promotion Programme for the South-East - December 2008
Abdeljahl Ben Asfa, age 50, 8 children, breeds camels in Douz province,Tunisia.
He feeds the camels a mixture of grass and date palm waste. He currently owns 33 female camels, most of which are milk producing. Each milk producing camel can yield 2-5 litres a day. He has about 15 new camels born a year and buys an additional 5-10 a year. He sells the male camels and the female ones who no longer produce milk. A camel can be bought or sold for between 1000 2000 TDN, depending on its health and milk production.
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