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World Animal Day 2021

Posted by Leah Gitau on 05 October 2021 9:00 AM CAT
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Today is World Animal Day and this year’s theme is Forest and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and the Planet. Commemorated every October 4, this day aims to remind humans of their responsibility towards animals and raising the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe.

Animals play a very huge role in maintaining the ecology and it is our responsibility to ensure that they are well taken care of and are in good welfare. An animal is said to be in a good welfare if the five freedoms are safeguarded. Animals have five freedoms;

·         Freedom from hunger and thirst

·         Freedom from pain, disease and injury

·         Freedom from discomfort

·         Freedom from fear and stress

·         Freedom to express natural behavior.

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World Animal Day 2021

Posted by Leah Gitau on 04 October 2021 9:00 AM CAT
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Today is World Animal Day and this year’s theme is Forest and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and the Planet. Commemorated every October 4, this day aims to remind humans of their responsibility towards animals and raising the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe.

Animals play a very huge role in maintaining the ecology and it is our responsibility to ensure that they are well taken care of and are in good welfare. An animal is said to be in a good welfare if the five freedoms are safeguarded. Animals have five freedoms;

·         Freedom from hunger and thirst

·         Freedom from pain, disease and injury

·         Freedom from discomfort

·         Freedom from fear and stress

·         Freedom to express natural behavior.

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United Against Rabies Forum in the Fight against Rabies

Posted by Leah Gitau on 28 September 2021 8:15 AM CAT
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Today is World Rabies Day. This day aims to raise awareness on the prevention of rabies and to highlight progress in eliminating this fatal disease. 

The theme for this year’s celebrations is Rabies: Facts, Not Fear, a theme bred by the misconceptions behind the disease that dates back to hundreds of years. Without facts, it is impossible to educate the masses about the disease and its elimination and people will continue to live in fear of having dogs vaccinated or sterilized against rabies due to the fake myths associated with the disease.

 

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In this podcast, listen to Ms. Malebo Hellen Moepi, an expert in the Aquaculture field, and working with AU-IBAR. Learn about the status of fisheries in the African continent and how issues related to governance and growth of the fishing sub-sector are being addressed by reviewing the Fisheries Governance projects implemented by AU-IBAR. The hosts are Njoki Thuo and Wayne Wafula from Standard Media.
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In this episode Njoki Thuo and Wayne Wafula (Standard Media Group) talk to Dr. Henry Wamwayi who is a Micro-biologist and veterinarian with the AU-IBAR. The discussion focuses on a livestock disease of economic importance, PPR - Peste des Petits Ruminants also known as sheep and goat plague. PPR infected and at risk countries are home to approximately 1.7 billion heads – around 80 percent – of the global population of sheep and goats. It is estimated that this disease causes annual economic losses of up to USD 2.1 billion. Looking beyond this figure, 300 million families are at risk of losing their livelihoods, food security, and employment opportunities. Hopefully at the end of this episode you will have a better understanding of the disease, how to identify and control it in your flock once it is affected.
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Africa has about 12% of the world’s oil reserves, 42% of its gold, 80%–90% of chromium and platinum group metals, and 60% of arable land in addition to vast timber resources. Africa experienced a commodity boom during the early 2000s translating into the continent’s unprecedented growth that was only disturbed by the onset of the global financial crisis of 2008. Download and read the full press release:

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As we commemorate World Honey Bee Day, which fell on 21st August 2021, we can also take the opportunity to remember and appreciate the life of Mavis Rewana Nduchwa – not just as an ordinary beekeeper – but as a lady that served rural communities, enthusing other young people, women and rural farmers to care for the environment and make people feel part of something bigger as sustainers of our environments, and more connected, than the daily routine of life. Mavis passed away on 13th August, 2021, and was put to rest on 21st August 2021.

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Dans le cadre des initiatives visant à contribuer à la transformation des systèmes agro-alimentaires en Afrique centrale pour la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle des populations et la résilience de leurs moyens d’existence,Bureau Sous-régional de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO) pour l’Afrique centrale, la Commission de la CEEAC, ont signé ce jour en présence du Directeur du Bureau Inter Africain des Ressources Animales de l’Union Africaine M. Nick Nwankpa, un projet de coopération technique portant sur «Appui à la CEEAC pour la reformulation de la Politique Agricole Commune (PAC) et le Programme Régional d’Investissement Agricole, de Sécurité Alimentaire et Nutritionnelle (PRIASAN) de 2nde génération ».

Pour plus d'informations, lire : http://www.fao.org/africa/news/detail-news/en/c/1419409/ 

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