Maximizing livestock‐mediated livelihoods and resilience to risk
A workshop at last week’s Uppsala Health Summit zoomed in on zoonotic diseases in livestock and ways to mitigate risk behaviour associated with their emergence and spread. Critical roles and behaviours of people and institutions in preventing, detecting and responding to zoonotic livestock diseases were identified – as well as necessary changes and incentives so we are well-prepared for infections long before they reach people.
The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) and the Brazilian Corporation for Agricultural Research (EMBRAPA) in partnership with the Ethiopian and Tanzanian National Agricultural Research Institutes have secured a competitive grant to scale out community-based breeding programs (CBBPs) in Ethiopia and Tanzania.
The livestock health flagship of the CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Livestock is supporting the transformation of small ruminant value chain in Ethiopia. To this end, an integrated approach to tackle key livestock health-related challenges has been devised.
The African Chicken Genetic Gains project recently contributed to a massive open online course (MOOC) developed by Wageningen UR – a strategic partner in the Flagship.
On 5-6 September the Livestock Genetics flagship team met up in Nairobi, Kenya to review progress and deliverables from 2017 and to plan for 2018.
Tools and approaches for estimating feed supply and demand in sufficiently disaggregated forms can enable realistic assessments of achievable productivity gains and greater economic benefits from livestock value chains interventions.
Improved feed marketing system is critical for efficient milk production in Tanzania