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FAO commits regional efforts to control cross-border livestock diseases in South Sudan and Uganda

FAO commits regional efforts to control cross-border livestock diseases in South Sudan and Uganda

Livestock play a vital role in the livelihoods of communities in the bordering countries of South Sudan and Uganda. However, when these animals are crossing from country to country, many can suffer from serious animal health issues, such as the spread of Foot and Mouth disease. There are also a range of negative socio-economic impacts caused by transboundary Animal Diseases or outbreaks during cross-border movement. To address this serious concern, a high level meeting took place [...]

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  • coverBuilding veterinary laboratory capacity in Africa: THE VETLAB NETWORK
    Transboundary animal diseases and those that affect human health have a strong impact on community livelihoods, trade and public health [read PDF]
  • graph The FAO Dairy Price Index - June 2015