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East Coast fever (ECF), a tick-borne disease of livestock in Africa, causes economic losses of approximately  USD$1 billion annually due to the high mortality rate of infected animals.
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.
Heartwater is a fatal tick-borne disease of cattle, sheep, goats, and some wild ruminants. It is characterized by high fever, respiratory distress, and may be accompanied by nervous symptoms.
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.
Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is the most contagious viral disease of all food animals (except poultry), and poses a substantial economic risk to the agricultural sector in the developing world.

The "More Nutritious Potatoes Project" development and implementation of a high quality potato seed production system propelled production of three new cultivars, contributing to food security and nutrition in Colombia. As of March 2018, the estimated area of the Project's cultivars reached 734....

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...

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