Africa / Animal Diseases / Biotechnology / Cattle / Disease Control / East Africa / Epidemiology / ILRI / Kenya / Pastoralism / Somalia / Sudan / Uganda / Vaccines

Beating plague: Rinderpest is the second disease to be eradicated from the earth

ILRI veterinary epidemiologist Jeff Mariner presenting his research at a meeting of the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) (photo credit: OIE). A disease that has devastated the planet for millennia has been eradicated. An international campaign has wiped the cattle plague rinderpest off the face of the earth. ‘For centuries, a disease has ravaged the … Continue reading

Africa / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Ethiopia / Livestock / PPR

September 2010 issue of IBAR Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa

The Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa publishes articles on original research relevant to animal health and production activities which may lead to the improvement of the livestock industry in Africa and better utilisation of her animal resources. The September 2010 issue is now online; contents include: Pan African Strategy for the Progressive … Continue reading

Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Disease Control / East Africa / Ethiopia / Kenya / Sudan / Tanzania

Veterinary officers meet to strengthen animal disease control in eastern Africa

Chief veterinary officers and heads of central veterinary laboratories from 10 countries met in Zanzibar from 24 to 26 Aug 2010 to plan how to enhance the preparedness, prevention and management of animal diseases. Participants recommended strengthening regional cooperation and collaboration, particularly with key partners such as the Africa Union/Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources, the World … Continue reading

Africa / Animal Diseases / Animal Production / Crop-Livestock / Livestock / Markets

African Ministers responsible for animal resources meet in Uganda

Last week, African Ministers responsible for animal resources met in Uganda. The theme of the meeting was “improving access to markets for African animal resources to significantly contribute to economic growth and reduction of poverty.” H.E. Rhoda Peace Tumusiime , Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union Commission opened the meeting, arguing … Continue reading

Africa / Livestock

EU and AU IBAR sign three financing agreements for support of Africa’s livestock sector

The European Union (EU) and the African Union- Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) have signed financial agreements totalling Euros 28.8 million to support three new projects. The signing ceremony took place on 13 May 2010 at the Imperial Resort Beach Hotel in Entebbe, Uganda where the 8th AU Conference of Ministers responsible for Animal … Continue reading

Africa / Livestock

AU-IBAR launches new strategic plan

The African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) recently released a new strategic plan covering 2010-2014. According to the AU-IBAR Director: “The challenges and the changing global environment in which we operate demand new ways of management, organisation and stronger partnerships. This Strategic Plan marks a paradigm shift and a commitment that an energetic, … Continue reading