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Nov 2015 - The best way to protect a country from an outbreak of rinderpest virus infection is to not have the virus in the country in the first place. The following unfortunate consequences, resulting from release of rinderpest virus, can be prevented by not storing rinderpest virus containing material in a country. ...more
May 2014 - Somalia’s livestock sector is based on nomadic pastoralism with a growing private sector led export industry and the mainstay of the Somali economy. Despite its many problems, the Horn of Africa nation comes second in global live sheep exports after Australia.
Mar 2014 - Youth un- and under-employment are critical issues facing Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). In spite of urbanisation and industrialisation, agriculture remains the principal employer and producer throughout SSA. Thus, a more modern and profitable agriculture sector (including aquaculture fisheries, forestry and livestock) is required to generate much needed decent employment opportunities for ...more
Oct 2013 - Many farmers across rural Africa depend on their livestock for survival. Whether animals such as chickens, goats, pigs and cattle are used as a primary source of household food or as income from the sale of animal by-products, they represent an important asset to many families throughout the continent. This reality, ...more