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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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A Significant Step Towards Youth Employability in Nigeria: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Inaugurates a Drilling Project for The Luumo Kosam Dairy Cooperative in Chukun, Kaduna, Nigeria

This initiative aims to provide employment opportunities for youth through improved dairy and fodder production, specifically by enhancing local milk production

In a region where access to clean water is often a challenge, a new drilling project promises to transform the lives of members of the Luumo Kosam Dairy Cooperative in Chukun, Kaduna State, Nigeria. Initiated by the Value Chain Foundation with financial support from ECOWAS and the Swiss Cooperation (DDC),…

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Mauritius formally accepts Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies

Mauritius deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies on 13 May, advancing the tally of formal acceptances to 75. Ambassador Usha Chandnee Dwarka-Canabady presented Mauritius's instrument of acceptance to Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Director-General Okonjo-Iweala said: “I warmly welcome the formal acceptance by Mauritius of the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies. This is a concrete demonstration of Mauritius's commitment to the WTO system and to global efforts to improve the sustainability of the world's marine fisheries. The fisheries sector has historically been an important…

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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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United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) convenes forum to support youth in ending cattle related conflict in greater Kapoeta

The forum brought together 50 Kraal youth, elders, women, traditional leaders from Budi, Kapoeta South and Kapoeta North counties as well as senior government officials

Many parts of South Sudan are affected by cattle raids and ambushes between rival communities, which take a deadly toll on civilian lives, disrupt communal harmony, and perpetuate a cycle of violence. And this has been happening too many times among the Kraal community in the Greater Kapoeta area of…

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Kenya and Tanzania Veterinary Authorities resolve Poultry trade disputes

Both countries are committed to upholding transparency, facilitating trade, and ensuring the health and safety of their citizens

In a landmark two-day meeting held at the East African Community (EAC) headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania, the Republic of Kenya and the United Republic of Tanzania have successfully addressed longstanding concerns regarding the export of poultry and poultry products between them. In his remarks, Mr. Rabson Wanjala, Co-Chair of the…

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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…