• Animal Welfare

    Regional Animal Welfare Strategy and Action Plan for IGAD Member States validated

    The livestock sector in the IGAD region same as in the rest of African continent sector is constrained by poor compliance with animal welfare practices due to inadequate public and private sector investments, weak support institutions, inadequate capacity, low public awareness, outdated policies, apathy to law enforcement among others. IGAD Center for Pastoral Areas and […]

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  • IGAD WTO

    IGAD granted Observer status at WTO Committee for Technical Barriers to Trade(TBT)

    IGAD granted Observer status at WTO Committee for Technical Barriers to Trade(TBT) Djibouti 12.11.2015 – The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has been granted observer status on the Committee of Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) for three Global Standard Setting organizations such as the OIE (Animal Health); CODEX (food safety) and IPPC (International Plant Protection […]

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  • Regional consultative meeting to improve understanding of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

    Regional consultative meeting to improve understanding of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) conducted IGAD Center for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD) organized a regional consultative meeting to improve understanding of MERS-CoV and enhance its prevention and control in the Greater Horn of Africa and took place at Grand Holiday Villa Hotel in Khartoum, Sudan […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Inter-Regional Conference on Rift Valley Fever Djibouti

    Reporters: Drs. Ameha Sebsibe and Sam Wakhusama Date of the mission: 21-23 April 2015 Place of mission: Djibouti   Introduction   The OIE, in partnership with the FAO organized the Inter-Regional Conference on Rift Valley Fever in Djibouti. The meeting brought together professionals to discuss on New options for trade, prevention and control of RVF from […]

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  • Regional training on Sanitary Phyto-sanitary, Technical Barriers to Trade and trade facilitation for IGAD member states

    Nairobi, Safari Park Hotel, May 5-8, 2015 Introduction, objectives and presentations The Sanitary phytosanitary agreement (SPS) allows members to take scientifically based measures to protect public health. The agreement commits members to base these measures on internationally established guidelines and risk assessment procedures. In the case of particularly stringent measures, countries must present scientific justification. […]

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