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.
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
A global database helps identify how land use and related pressures have influenced the occurrence and abundance of species and the diversity of ecological assemblages.
Amos Omore reflects on the activities and results of Maziwa Zaidi dairy development activities in Tanzania
The vision of the Maziwa Zaidi Research for Development (R4D) program in Tanzania is to achieve an inclusive and sustainable development of the dairy value chain by 2023. This post is structured around the recent Maziwa Zaidi policy forum to highlight key policy relevant studies and evidence presented as posters in six thematic areas. Each identifies opportunities for inclusive investment and scaling that public and private sector organizations could exploit to grow the dairy sector and catalyze widespread innovation.