ILRI launches new drought index insurance for resilience in the Sahel and Horn of Africa project
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ILRI launches new drought index insurance for resilience in the Sahel and Horn of Africa project

In July, ILRI launched a new Drought Index-insurance for Resilience in the Sahel and Horn of Africa (DIRISHA) project, focusing on pastoral systems in the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) region. Continue reading

Expanding capacity for participatory disease surveillance in Uganda
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Expanding capacity for participatory disease surveillance in Uganda

In an effort to support animal disease surveillance in Uganda, Vétérinaires Sans Frontières (VSF) Germany in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), facilitated a five-day participatory disease surveillance training of 48 animal health experts in Uganda on 9-13 March 2020. Continue reading

ILRI trains East Africa officials on measurement of greenhouse gas emissions from livestock systems
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ILRI trains East Africa officials on measurement of greenhouse gas emissions from livestock systems

On February 18 and 19 2020, ILRI hosted key government staff from the Climate Change and Livestock directorates within the ministries of environment and agriculture in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. The aim of the visit was to familiarize these key stakeholders with the technical aspects of ILRI’s research on climate change and livestock. Continue reading

A tribute to Jean Ndikumana, a ‘gentle giant’ in African livestock research for development
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A tribute to Jean Ndikumana, a ‘gentle giant’ in African livestock research for development

The board, directors and staff of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) mourn the passing of a former colleague and lifelong friend—Jean Ndikumana, a plant and forage breeder by discipline who was born and raised in the Republic of Burundi and who became an exceptional leader in pan-African agricultural research for development. Dr Ndikumana died on 5 December 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya. Continue reading

Boosting Uganda’s action plans on livestock development – BMZ-funded project to tackle animal health challenges
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Boosting Uganda’s action plans on livestock development – BMZ-funded project to tackle animal health challenges

In early June this year, policymakers, researchers, government and private sector representatives from Kenya, Germany and Uganda met in Kampala to launch the BuildUganda project. Funded by the German government, BuildUganda is a research for development collaboration to prevent and tackle animal diseases and zoonoses in Uganda. Its focus on ‘healthy animals for healthy food and healthy people’ reflects the importance of livestock in the lives and livelihoods of Uganda’s population. Continue reading

Minimizing the risks of Rift Valley fever in Uganda – BuildUganda project to build national​ surveillance and response capacities
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Minimizing the risks of Rift Valley fever in Uganda – BuildUganda project to build national​ surveillance and response capacities

In early June this year, the BuildUganda research for development project was launched at a workshop with stakeholders. One of the four components of the project is focused on controlling Rift Valley fever (RVF) in Uganda. This component specifically aims to minimize the impacts of RVF by improving capacities for surveillance and response at national and community levels, leading to better risk prediction, evidence-based disease control policies, and improved awareness about the disease. Continue reading

Eradicating Peste des Petits Ruminants in Uganda – BuildUganda project to reinforce national disease control capacities
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Eradicating Peste des Petits Ruminants in Uganda – BuildUganda project to reinforce national disease control capacities

In early June this year, the BuildUganda research for development project was launched at a workshop with stakeholders. The component on controlling and eradicating Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) in Uganday aims to support Uganda’s national PPR control and eradication strategy by developing a socio-economic framework to assess the impact of PPR interventions, updating the epidemiological status of PPR to allow assessment of control options, and assess capacity development gaps in the implementation of the strategy. Continue reading

Improving veterinary public health in Uganda – BuildUganda project aims to improve the quality and safety of animal source foods for consumers
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Improving veterinary public health in Uganda – BuildUganda project aims to improve the quality and safety of animal source foods for consumers

In early June this year, the BuildUganda research for development project was launched at a workshop with stakeholders. The component on veterinary public health aims to improve occupational health for meat handlers by reducing the risks they face and providing training, leading to improved quality and safety of food being produced and available in the market.. Continue reading

Reducing antimicrobial use in Uganda’s poultry value chain – BuildUganda project aims to manage risks through tested interventions​
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Reducing antimicrobial use in Uganda’s poultry value chain – BuildUganda project aims to manage risks through tested interventions​

In early June this year, the BuildUganda research for development project was launched at a workshop with stakeholders. The component on antimicrobial use (AMU) in Uganda’s poultry sector aims to understand current antimicrobial use in poultry value chains, assess risks to humans from poultry-associated antimicrobial resistance (AMR), support evidence-based policy dialogue for antimicrobial surveillance and AMR strategies and build capacities of value chain actors, implementers and researchers. Continue reading

Boosting Uganda’s investments in livestock development – healthy animals for healthy food and healthy people
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Boosting Uganda’s investments in livestock development – healthy animals for healthy food and healthy people

Today, policymakers, researchers and academics, donors, civil society, as well as government and private sector representatives from Uganda, Kenya and Germany meet to boost investment in Uganda’s livestock. Continue reading