AHH / Animal Diseases / Cattle / East Africa / ECF / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Vaccines

Wrestling East Coast fever to the ground

Opening the workshop, Jimmy Smith, ILRI’s director general, highlighted three areas that the project will address. First, by developing an improved vaccine for East Coast fever, the project will increase food security by reducing losses of livestock. Second, the project will assist smallholder farmers escape poverty caused by animal losses and enable them to be more secure in their agricultural livelihoods and transform their subsistence practices into commercial farming. Third, the partnerships in this consortium should help to greatly enlarge the depth and breadth of the scientific knowledge in this area.

Read more of this news item from the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish

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