• Making Animal Welfare and Human Wellbeing our Principal goal in Africa : AU- IBAR

    Introduction In 2014, the African Union Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) began enhancing focus on animal welfare in order to position it as a leading technical institution of African Union Commission (AUC) in the field of animal welfare.  It is in this context that “Compliance with animal welfare standards” was included as one of the […]

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  • Second Eastern Africa Sub-regional Workshop on Climate-Smart Agriculture

    1.Objective of the Workshop The objectives of the meeting are as follows: Consolidate outcomes of the previous meeting and officially launch the Eastern Africa Sub-regional CSA Platform; Develop the CSA Platform Work Plan for the coming year; Strengthen linkages at the sub-regional level between national CSA task forces and identify opportunities for national task forces […]

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  • Bi-Weekly ICPALD Livestock and Pastoral News Highlight. ​13th – 24th July 2015

    During the week in focus we had the following highlights amongst others:  For any comments or suggestions on the articles featured in this newsletter kindly contact the specific media houses mentioned; Kenya: Why farming by remote control doesn’t work FAO:FAO commits regional efforts to control cross-border livestock diseases. South Sudan : 27 killed, dozens wounded in […]

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  • ICPALD Mission to Khartoum, Sudan

    ICPALD Mission to Khartoum, Sudan Reported by: Dr Osman Babikir, Caroline Agosa and Hassan Salaheldin The 3rd Regional Integration Support Programme (RISP3) is a follow-up phase to RISP1 (2005-2010) and RISP2 (2010 – 2013). The RISP3 programme seeks to support well selected, high priority and complementary activities to accelerate domestication and implementation of regional commitments […]

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  • Prioritization and categorization of transboundary animal diseases and zoonoses in IGAD Region and member states

    The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and AU-IBAR have been working in collaboration to strengthen the control of animal diseases in the region, with efforts mainly targeted at the establishment of integrated regional (inter-country) coordination mechanisms for the prevention and control of TADs and zoonoses, strengthening of veterinary governance, capacity building in different areas of […]

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  • Workshop for creating a community-based grassroots disease reporting system for Uganda

    A workshop for creating a community-based disease reporting system for Uganda was held in Kampala, from 23rd to 24th July 2015. Its main aim was to seek for stakeholder input into developing and improving community-based grassroot disease reporting system in Uganda as means to improve passive surveillance and disease reporting. In addition, the workshops helped […]

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  • SMP Roll out workshop for Uganda

    A national SMP roll-out workshop for Uganda was held in Kampala, from 20th to 22nd July 2015. Its main aim was to roll-out ready Standard Methods and Procedures (SMPs) for FMD, PPR, RVF and brucellosis to veterinary stakeholders within Uganda to create awareness in order to foster smooth implementation of the SMPs. The workshop brought […]

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  • The sixth VET-GOV Programme Steering Committee (PSC) Meeting

    FINAL COMMUNIQUE The sixth VET-GOV Programme Steering Committee (PSC) Meeting was held at the SOFITEL Mauritius Imperial Resort in Port Louis, Mauritius, on 22nd and 23rd July 2015. It was attended by the Steering Committee Members and other participants from AU-IBAR, OIE, FAO, EISMV, EAFF, Midzi agricultural Development Services Pty Ltd, BRENTEC VACCINES, RECs (COMESA, […]

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  • ETHIOPIAN NATIONAL SPS COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED AND TRAINING WORKSHOP ON SANITARY & PHYTOSANITARY (SPS) CONDUCTED

    ETHIOPIAN NATIONAL  SPS COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED AND TRAINING WORKSHOP ON SANITARY & PHYTOSANITARY (SPS) CONDUCTED Non-compliance with world animal and plant health and food safety standards is deemed as a major barrier to accessing international agricultural trade and thereby denying countries the exploitation of the competitive advantage of their locally produced commodities, thus missing out on […]

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  • IGAD WTO

    IGAD /ICPALD participated on the 38th Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) global meeting

    CODEX Alimentarius Commission (CAC) is one of the standard setting organizations that work to protect the health of the consumers and ensuring fair practices in the food trade. IGAD has been granted an observer status in CAC since July 2011 and was represented on the above meeting by Drs. Solomon Munyua and Ameha Sebsibe, ICPALD […]

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