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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 / CGIAR / East Africa / Ethiopia / Gender / Goats / ILRI / LIVESTOCKCRP / LLAFS / PIL / Research / Small Ruminants / Women

Small ruminants and food security: Goats are cattle gifted for the poor

A recent study by Scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) investigated the role of small ruminant production for food security and explored the different perspectives of men and women on the role of small ruminants in alleviating food insecurity. Continue reading

Capacity development / Capdev / CGIAR / East Africa / Ethiopia / Gender / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / LLAFS / Partnership / PIL / Value chains / Women

Ethiopia livestock value chain development partners trained on gender capacity development

Twenty-five livestock value chain development experts and researchers were trained on gender capacity development in a course facilitated by ILRI and ICARDA on 23-27 October 2017. 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