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While cities often act as the engines of economic growth for developing countries, they are also frequently the site of growing violence, poverty, and inequality. Yet, social theory, largely developed and tested in the Global North, is often inadequate in tackling the realities of life in the...

Kenya has an estimated 18.2 million cattle, 16.3 million sheep, and 24.6 million goats. The majority of these animals are held by smallholder farmers who depend on livestock for their livelihoods.
Small ruminants such as goats require less labour and land use than cattle, so they are an important source of food and economic security for livestock smallholders in developing countries. However, small ruminants are also susceptible to many diseases.
Poultry are a vital livestock asset in sub-Saharan Africa, especially for the food security and economic independence of rural women and youth.
Virus production for vaccines remains a challenging issue, particularly with slow-growing viruses such as avian influenza. Many vaccines are produced in embryonated hen’s eggs or continuous avian cell lines.
Rift Valley fever (RVF) is a viral disease of goats, sheep, cattle, and humans.It is endemic in large parts of Africa, with outbreaks occurring in three to five-year cycles.
Community knowledge, commitment, and resources are shaping a system-wide approach to tackle maternal and newborn mortality in Mozambique.

Describing and analyzing competition law in South Africa, this book promotes a deeper understanding of the development of this foundational economic law within its specific national, social and economic context. Enforcing Competition Rules in South...

This is the first volume in a series of five books bringing together the results of intensive research on the national systems of innovation in the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. The Role of the State analyzes the relationship between the state and the...

Could regional integration be a first step toward joining the global market? Since trade liberalization reduces revenues from duties and taxes, the available resources for public investments are negatively affected. The proposed solution encourages less-...

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