Better enforcement of standards for safer trade in livestock and livestock products across the Red Sea: Feasibility study for a joint Horn of Africa-Arabian Peninsula initiative

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Countries in the Horn of Africa have longstanding and important livestock and livestock product trading relationships with countries in the Arabian Peninsula. While these relationships offer enormous opportunities to both regions, they are constrained by livestock disease threats, the variable regulatory capacities and performance of veterinary public health services as well as consumer concerns about the safety and quality of imported livestock and livestock products.

The Better Enforcement of Standards for Safer Trade initiative aims to strengthen veterinary public health services in World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) member countries in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula by enhancing and investing in public-private partnerships that improve compliance with OIE international standards and facilitate safe trade in livestock and livestock products. More broadly, the initiative will contribute to poverty reduction, improved food and nutrition security, better public health and regional stability.

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