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16 April 2018

Launching of Swedish project on healthy livestock and safe food in East Africa

Bibi with her beautiful improved cattle at Babati, Tanzania, 2015.

Photo by ILRI/ David Ngunga via flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Achieving improved animal health requires knowledge about the distribution of infectious animal diseases. Control of animal food products and antibiotic use and resistance are other key factors to success.

National Veterinary Institute (SVA), together with the Swedish Board of Agriculture, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and the National Food Agency, will run a five-year project on healthy livestock and safe food in East Africa funded by Sida (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency).

According to Erika Chenais from SVA, the aim of the project is to strengthen the cooperation throughout the value chain, within and between the five participating countries; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

The project that started in the beginning of 2018 is based on a concept where the participants carry out a change project at their workplace and meet in Sweden and in participating countries for education, skills development and exchange of experiences.

Read more about the project here…