Prepare for vector borne diseases during rainy season

Farmers should prepare for an increase in vector borne diseases after the widespread and persistent rain in Southern African countries since January. The rainy season means an increase in disease carrying vectors like midges, ticks and mosquitoes. According to Dr Moetapele Letswenyo, regional coordinator for the World Animal Health Organisation,…

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FAO and OIE team up to fight PPR

The days of African small-stock farmers struggling with Peste des petits ruminants are numbered, after an international initiative to eradicate the disease was announced. The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) announced the launch of a US$ 996,4 million plan for the…

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