Vaccine research on Africa’s cattle-killing East Coast fever: A short (somewhat potted but handsomely illustrated) history
Article / Burundi / Cattle / Central Africa / Disease Control / East Africa / ECF / Epidemiology / ILRI / ILVAC / Kenya / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Malawi / Mozambique / Rwanda / South Africa / Southern Africa / Sudan / Tanzania / Tick Unit / Uganda / Vaccines / Zambia / Zimbabwe

Vaccine research on Africa’s cattle-killing East Coast fever: A short (somewhat potted but handsomely illustrated) history

Tremendous research progress has been made over the last ten years to better control the deadly African disease of cattle known as East Coast fever. This disease is caused by a single-celled organism, Theileria parva, which is carried by some tick species. Cattle become infected when a tick carrying the parasite takes a blood-meal from the animal over several days. Continue reading

Fragments d’ILRI : Traiter la peau du manioc, pour un milliard de dollars
Animal Feeding / ASSP / Feeds / French / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nigeria / PIL / RTB / Tanzania / Uganda / West Africa

Fragments d’ILRI : Traiter la peau du manioc, pour un milliard de dollars

La production d’animaux d’élevage devrait doubler dans les 40 années à venir et le traitement de la peau du manioc pour en tirer du fourrage de qualité pourrait s’avérer une stratégie de choix pour les économies africaines qui n’arrivent pas à combler la demande de produits d’origine animale, selon une étude récemment publiée par trois centres CGIAR. Continue reading

High-level EC-IFAD delegation tours smallholder pig projects in Uganda
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High-level EC-IFAD delegation tours smallholder pig projects in Uganda

Simon Lubega (left), manager of the Wambizzi Pig Cooperative Abattoir, in Uganda, in discussion with the EC’s Roberto Ridolfi (right) and other stakeholders during a tour of his biogas plant (photo credit: ILRI/Brian Kawuma). This article is written by Brian Kawuma, communications officer for ILRI in Uganda. Members of the Uganda country team of the … Continue reading

Processing African cassava peels, potentially a billion dollar business
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Processing African cassava peels, potentially a billion dollar business

With livestock production expected to more than double in the next 40 years, transforming cassava peels into high quality feed holds huge potential for African economies struggling to meet rapidly rising demand for animal-source products, according to research proposal recently published by three CGIAR centres. Continue reading

New study recommends continued research on the possible role pigs could play in transmitting Ebola in Uganda
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New study recommends continued research on the possible role pigs could play in transmitting Ebola in Uganda

A new risk assessment paper, Assessing the potential role of pigs in the epidemiology of the Ebola virus in Uganda, was published in the science journal Transboundary and Emerging Diseases on 27 Aug 2015. The authors are scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Presently, there is no solid evidence that pigs have any role in the past outbreaks of Ebola virus disease. But the risk assessment paper indicates that further research on the role pigs may play in Ebola virus transmission in Uganda is warranted. Continue reading

CGIAR Innovation Platform Case Study Competition: And the winner is . . .
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CGIAR Innovation Platform Case Study Competition: And the winner is . . .

In Nov 2014, to better assess the efficiency of these innovation platforms and to document their successes and challenges in different developing countries, Humidtropics launched an Innovation Platforms Case Study Competition. In Feb 2015, twelve candidates were selected to participate in a writeshop focused on writing­ strong, reflective and cohesive case studies. Earlier this month (Jun 2015), jury members in an editors’ meeting reviewed all the final submissions and chose eight cases to be featured in a Humidtropics Anthology to be published by an academic publisher before the end of 2015; the jury also recommended that two cases be published separately. Continue reading