AHH / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / ASF / East Africa / ILRI / Impact assessment / Livestock / LLAFS / Pigs / PIL / Research / Uganda / Value chains

Ex-ante impact assessment of African swine fever control and market integration in Ugandan smallholder pig value chains

An ex-ante impact assessment was used to assess the impact of the ASF biocontrol and other interventions in peri-urban pig value chains in Uganda. Continue reading

AHH / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Chickens / East Africa / Ethiopia / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Poultry / Research

Chicken health and management in Ethiopia: A guide for farmers and development agents

This guide from the Chicken Health for Development project provides an overview of chicken production and management in Ethiopia and of the health issues that impact productivity. It offers locally-specific information to improve chicken management and health across all scales of production. We hope that this guide assists those people responsible for chicken production in Ethiopia, including farmers, development agents and veterinarians, and enables enhanced productivity of the chickens and well-being for the people who rely on them. Continue reading

AHH / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Research / SLU / Zoonotic Diseases

Behaviour change and biosciences necessary to tackle infectious zoonotic diseases – Uppsala Health Summit

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. Continue reading

Afghanistan / Animal feeding / Asia / Drylands / Feeds / Forages / Gender / ICARDA / KIT / Legumes / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Rangelands / South Asia / Value chains / Women

Forage options for smallholder livestock in water-scarce environments of Afghanistan

This week, stakeholders from an ACIAR-funded project met to assess the systemic and gendered opportunities and constraints for innovation in forage value chains in Afghanistan, with a focus on Baghlan province. Continue reading

Environment / LIVESTOCK-FISH / LIVESTOCKCRP

Assessing the environmental impacts of livestock and fish production

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
In late 2016, the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish produced several synthesis products, including a series of briefs on ex-ante environment impact assessment work carried out between 2012 and 2016. This brief introduces the justification for this work and the different streams of…