Source: AgriLinks

United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service, USAID and African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) are working together to implement a multiyear project focused on creating standard methods and procedures in animal health (SMP-AH) with African countries. The essential goal is to stabilize the livelihoods of people who depend on selling their livestock by controlling livestock diseases that impinge on ability to trade the animals. The SMP-AH project utilizes the technical expertise from USDA and AU-IBAR to deliver training on a variety of topics, including disease surveillance, epidemiology, laboratory diagnostics, rapid response and large population disease control. Read More

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Source: James Wanzala, Standard Media

Africa’s lifeblood is largely dependent on livestock farming, providing livelihoods, food security, and income opportunities for its populace.

At the heart of recognising this immense potential was the African Union’s Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) that since 2017, embarked on a journey with the Sustainable Development of Livestock for Livelihoods in Africa (Live2Africa) project.

This transformative initiative was poised to revolutionise the livestock sector, fostering sustainable development and empowering communities across the continent. Live2Africa focused on addressing the key challenges faced by livestock farmers, improving productivity, enhancing market access, and promoting environmentally friendly practices.Read More

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