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Training on field postmortem examination and sample collection to control small ruminant respiratory and reproductive diseases in Ethiopia

Scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute, in collaboration with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Ethiopia’s National Animal Health Diagnostic and Investigation Center, trained 16 veterinarians, laboratory technicians and assistant veterinarians as part of efforts towards improved small ruminant respiratory and reproductive disease control in Ethiopia. Continue reading

A4NH / Africa / AHH / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / ASSP / CGIAR / East Africa / Ethiopia / Goats / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-CRP / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Improving the health of small ruminants in Ethiopia

In late 2016, the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish produced several synthesis products, including a series of briefs on its animal health work carried out between 2012 and 2016. This brief reviews interventions and tools to improve small ruminant health in Ethiopia. Continue reading

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Pig diseases in Uganda: Impacts on pig production, human health and nutrition

In late 2016, the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish produced several synthesis products, including a series of briefs on its animal health work carried out between 2012 and 2016. This brief reviews interventions and tools to address pig diseases in Uganda. Continue reading

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Systematic review of vectors and vector-borne diseases in small ruminants in Ethiopia

This systematic literature review provides a comprehensive summary on major vectors and vector-borne diseases in small ruminants in Ethiopia. Continue reading

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Uganda pig farmers trained in biosecurity measures to control African swine fever

Smallholder pig farmers were recently trained in biosecurity measures to control African swine fever as part of a wider effort to control spread of the disease in Uganda. Continue reading

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New biogas plant improves waste management in Kampala pig abattoir

On 25 February 2015, a newly-constructed biogas plant was handed over to the Wambizzi cooperative as one of the outputs of the smallholder pig value chain projects in Uganda. Construction of the plant was funded by Irish Aid through the ‘More Pork For and By the Poor’ project and by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) through the Safe Food, Fair Food project, both or which are implemented by ILRI in collaboration with Makerere University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity (COVAB) Continue reading

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Pursuing nutrition and productivity objectives: Trade-offs and challenges for livestock and fish

In September a workshop on nutrition organized by the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) and the CGIAR Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC) considered ways to shape the CGIAR nutrition agenda going into the 2nd cycle of CGIAR research programs. Discussions focused on how CGIAR research could contribute to increasing access to an affordable, nutritious and safe diets. Continue reading