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Feeding Africa Podcast: Model practices in transboundary disease control & eradication

Farming | 3 months ago

This podcast is important to every farmer who has had challenges dealing with animal diseases in their stock. In this episode we shall talk to Dr. Henry Wamwayi who is a Micro-biologist and veterinarian with the AU-IBAR. We shall focus on a livestock disease of economic importance, PPR - Peste des Petits Ruminants also known as sheep and goat plague. PPR infected and at risk countries are home to approximately 1.7 billion heads – around 80 percent – of the global population of sheep and goats. It is estimated that this disease causes annual economic losses of up to USD 2.1 billion. Looking beyond this figure, 300 million families are at risk of losing their livelihoods, food security, and employment opportunities. Hopefully at the end of this episode you our audience will have a better understanding of the disease, how to identify and control it in your flock once it is affected. Njoki Thuo and Wayne Wafula are the hosts.


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