A4NH / AHH / Animal Health / Gender / ILRI / LIVESTOCKCRP / Nutrition / Policy / Research / Women

The effects of livestock-derived foods on the nutrition (and health) of infants and their mothers in developing countries

A new report on the influence of livestock-derived foods on nutrition during the first 1,000 days of life reveals the clear nutritional benefits of providing infants, particularly in countries in Africa and South Asia with livestock-derived foods such as meat, milk and eggs. Continue reading

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

Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Capacity development / East Africa / Ethiopia / LIVESTOCKCRP / Partnership / SLU

Livestock health flagship – integrated solutions to tackle disease constraints

A poster by scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Swedish Agriculture University (SLU) highlights the role of the livestock health flagship program in addressing health-related issues in selected value chains. 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

Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Capacity development / East Africa / Ethiopia / ICARDA / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / SLU / Small Ruminants / Women

Training for women and men livestock keepers enhances animal health interventions in Ethiopia

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.   Continue reading