• Market

    Cross-Border Trade Awareness for Border Officials

    ICPALD conducted an awareness creation workshop for traders, border officials, customs officials and border security in the Karamoja cluster, under the IDDRSI IL project, funded by USAID. The 5th August 2020 virtual meeting focused on the policy framework for informal cross border trade (ICBT), cross-border security governance (CBSG) and one-stop border post. The ICBT policy […]

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    Private Sector Forum on Fodder Seed & Animal Feed Investments

    Acceptance of innovative technologies and practices is determined by the extent to which they are adapted to cater for market-specific requirements and the process through which they are disseminated to the users in the market. With the support of IDDRSI IL project, funded by USAID, an assessment in Karamoja cluster identified various resilience enhancing technologies […]

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    Private Sector Forum on Livestock Trade Investments

    A study was undertaken by ICPALD, through IDDRSI IL project funded by USAID, in Karamoja cluster which identified various resilience enhancing technologies and good practices along the livestock value chain. Some policy gaps were also identified and four business cases for investments in livestock trade, namely improved animal breeding, feedlot practice, livestock marketing and slaughterhouses, […]

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    RVF: IGAD and FAO Advise Countries to Remain Vigilant

    On 17 May 2020, IGAD/ICPALD and FAO released a joint Rift Valley Fever (RVF) alert to IGAD and EAC Member States, as well as to key stakeholders and partners. The alert pointed out the high-risk areas and provided key recommendations to increase preparedness for this disease in the region. IGAD/ICPALD and FAO commend the steps […]

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  • Vets

    IGAD Region Veterinarians Train on Risk Analysis to Support Disease Control and Safe Trade

    Risk analysis is an essential tool to characterize and evaluate risks, and inform preventive, preparedness and control measures. Previous training conducted by different projects, partners and countries were fragmented and leaned towards the theoretical. The IGAD Centre for Pastoral Areas & Livestock Development (ICPALD) has therefore requested the European Commission for the Control of foot-and-mouth […]

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    Validation of Assessment Reports on Resilience-Enhancing Technologies and Practices Along the Livestock Value Chain for Karamoja Cluster

    Background ICPALD in collaboration with IDDRSI team, financially supported by USAID, conducted a review and pre-Covid pandemic field studies to identify, validate and share innovative resilience-enhancing technologies and practices in: (i) livestock value chains and (ii) fodder and animal feed in cross-border areas of IGAD cluster 1 (Karamoja cluster). The assessment reports identified technologies and […]

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  • TEV-Uganda

    National Validation Workshop for Study on Total Economic Valuation of Uganda’s Pastoralism

    Background Pastoralism in Uganda is a diverse livelihood, with the main concentration in livestock accompanied by a degree of mobility. It also involves a combination of other activities such as agriculture, trade, among others. The pastoral areas constitute about 44% of the country’s total land mass i.e. rangelands that comprise what is known as the […]

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    Monitoring RVF Threat in the IGAD Region

    Preamble Rift Valley Fever (RVF) is a viral zoonotic disease that is transmitted by mosquitoes and can cause severe symptoms in animals and humans. The disease can result in death and abortion in RVF-infected livestock. This epizootic disease in animals, which spills over to the human population (zoonotic), tends to develop rapidly following abnormally high […]

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  • Livestock Market

    Positioning Kenya and IGAD MS to Optimize Livestock Trade Benefits from AfCFTA

    IGAD Centre for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD), African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO) and African Union – Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) held a high-level roundtable virtual meeting on 28th May 2020, regarding optimizing returns from Intra-African Trade in Livestock and Livestock Products, under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The purpose […]

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    Effects of COVID-19 Control Measures on Live Animals and Meat Export Trade from IGAD Member States

    Introduction The IGAD region is rich in livestock resources and covers over 60% of the live animal and about 10% of the meat annual demand of Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries. In the region, over 80% of the above supply is sourced from the pastoral and agro-pastoral communities who mainly depend on livestock […]

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