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 Breeding / Ethiopia / LIVESTOCKCRP / Tanzania

Community-based goat breeding program offers innovative approach for improving smallholders’ livelihoods in Ethiopia and Tanzania

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. 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