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The African Union – Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) and African Union Pan African Veterinary Vaccine Centre (AU-PANVAC) Strengthen Collaboration at Inter-coordination Meeting to Address Animal Health Issues in Africa

This collaboration is essential for effectively addressing animal health issues, interpreting the Nagoya Protocol, and overcoming challenges in controlling transboundary livestock diseases

On May 17, 2024, AU-IBAR and the African Union Pan African Veterinary Vaccine Centre (AU-PANVAC) held an inter-coordination meeting at the AU-IBAR. The primary aim of this meeting was to establish and consolidate sustainable coordination mechanisms to tackle critical animal health issues across African Union Member States (AU MS). The…

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The African Union – Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) Facilitates Joint Efforts to Protect Transboundary Marine Ecosystems in Congo Basin

Due to the need to implement the African Blue Economy Strategy (ABES) and the Policy Framework and Reform Strategy for Fisheries and Aquaculture (PFRS), AU-IBAR has taken note of the tremendous opportunities and threats that African aquatic ecosystems face

Together with the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), AU-IBAR has been holding a workshop on transboundary marine ecosystem management from May 14th - 6th, 2024, in Kinshasa, DRC. The conservation of aquatic biodiversity and the environment in the Congo Basin are the primary…

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Multistakeholder Platform (MSP) Launch in Cameroon seeks to Address Feed and Fodder challenges that have resulted to High Child Malnutrition Rates

The MSP aims to bring together stakeholders from various sectors in order to establish a structured and resilient feed and fodder sector that supports increased livestock productivity, facilitates trade, and creates jobs

The livestock sector in Africa faces numerous challenges that hinder its growth and have significant implications for food security, economic development, and social stability across the continent. These challenges include high rates of child stunting, dependence on cheap imports, ongoing resource-based conflicts, and the unaffordability of nutrient-dense foods. It is…

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Animal Health Experts Gather in Kenya to Shape African Agenda for World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) 91st General Session ShareFacebookTwitterEmail

The agenda over the course of the three days comprises an overview of past WOAH discussions, group discussions to draft African positions on terrestrial and aquatic animal health standards

From April 23rd to 25th, 2024, animal health experts from some Africa countries have convened in Naivasha, Kenya, for a key meeting aimed at formulating African positions for the upcoming 91st General Session of the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH). Hosted by AU-IBAR, and funded by USDA, this gathering…

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Collaborating for Success in Inter-Regional Efforts to Eradicate Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR)

The first five-year PPR Global Eradication Programme (PPR GEP) laid the groundwork, and insights gained during this period have informed the development of operational guides

The worldwide effort to combat Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) is about to reach a defining moment with the upcoming Inter-Regional Economic Community Meeting. The event, organized by AU-IBAR and the Arab Maghreb Union (UMA) will take place in Rabat, Morocco, from April 21st to 24th, 2024, with the objective…

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Advancing Sustainable Aquaculture: Highlights from the 3rd Meeting of the Sustainable Aquaculture Development Working Group

Biosecurity emerged as a key concern, with calls for regional collaboration and structured protocols to address transboundary challenges and facilitate market access

From April 16th to 18th, 2024, AU-IBAR and AUDA-NEPAD convened the 3rd Meeting of the Sustainable Aquaculture Development Working Group of the African Fisheries Reform Mechanism to formulate knowledge products and discuss key recommendations for African fisheries reform and sustainable development. Mrs. Hellen Guebama, Fisheries Officer at AU-IBAR, speaking on…

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Empowering Communities: Workshop on Livelihood Assessment for Dusornu Community Resource Management Area (CREMA) in Ghana

The primary objective of the workshop is to conduct a preliminary socio-economic livelihood needs assessment within the Dusornu CREMA

From the 8th to the 12th of April 2024 in Ghana, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and AU-IBAR are working together in empowering communities within the Dusornu Community Resource Management Area (CREMA). The context for this workshop lies within the broader framework of the 'Management of Mangroves…

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Kenya has launched a Multi-Stakeholder Platform (MSP) as the government plan to develop a Center of Excellence in Feed Technology Training

The Kenya Multi-Stakeholder Platform (MSP) was officially launched by Halima Nenkare, the Director of Livestock Production in the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development

The livestock sector is a significant contributor to Kenya's GDP, employing over 50% of the agricultural labour force. The Resilient African Feed and Fodder Systems (RAFFS) Project aims to address challenges in Africa's Feed and Fodder sector by strengthening stakeholders. Despite the potential for the livestock sector to contribute to…

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Building Capacity for Data-driven Fisheries and Aquaculture Management

This effort aimed to improve data entry and transmission capabilities between member states, allowing for improved management of fisheries and aquaculture resources

AU-IBAR, with support from the European Union (EU) through the Enhancing Sustainable Fisheries Management and Aquaculture Development in Africa - Phase Two Project (FishGov 2), organised a training programme for AU Member States. The session, held on March 7th and 8th, 2024, in the AU-IBAR offices in Nairobi, Kenya, was…

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The Role of Technology and Innovation in One Health Resilience: Insights from Somalia One Health Conference (SOHC) 2024

The Somali One Health Conference, organized by the Somali One Health Centre of Abrar University, serves as a biennial platform dedicated to expanding One Health knowledge and actions in Somalia and beyond

AU-IBAR recently took part in the 2nd Somalia One Health Conference held in Mogadishu from March 3rd to 5th, 2024, under the theme "Empowering One Health Workforce to Drive Positive Change for Somalia and the World." The Conference was attended by various representatives from Government and Stakeholders playing key roles…