ILRI teams up with partners for new animal health systems project in Africa

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The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has teamed up with the University of Missouri, African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources, the University of Missouri Assistance Program and the Economic Community of West African States to undertake a new project, Animal Health Systems Facilitating Trade within the African Union.

The project aims to bolster capacity for the Animal Health Strategy for Africa 2019–35.

ILRI’s role in the project involves three main objectives:

  1. conducting regional assessments of diagnostic capacities for priority animal diseases to identify gaps and propose capacity improvements;
  2. performing a situational analysis of animal health regulatory frameworks to pinpoint gaps and suggest risk-based regulatory measures aligned with World Organisation of Animal Health standards; and
  3. supporting regional consultation workshops to validate analysis results and adopt action plan roadmaps.

Photo credit: Menz sheep grazing on communal grazing area (Bioversity/Frederik Winfried Oberthür)

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