It’s Time to Celebrate the Climate Benefits of Livestock Health

Debates about the relationship between livestock and climate change have become dominated by concerns over the carbon and methane emissions of the cattle industry. These concerns are of course valid and need to be part of climate change discussions. But they do not tell the whole story.

Vaccine Equality Is as Vital for Livestock as for People

For 33-year-old mother-of-seven and poultry farmer Helena Kindole in Chanya village in Tanzania, one of the main barriers to growing her chicken business is a lack of access to health services. But not for herself or her family – for her animals.

From lab to field: an enabling environment ensures innovation reaches farmers

Product development is only the first step in improving livestock health in the world’s lower and middle-income countries. There needs to be an enabling policy and regulatory environment that encourages animal health companies to register, distribute and sell their products in new countries.

Quantifying our impact: A modelling framework to estimate the economic benefits of our initiatives

GALVmed partnered with SEBI-L to develop a model for practical use for our market development programmes. The model is used to estimate the economic impact of the initiatives on small-scale producers.

Barriers to livestock health market: Distribution of products

Like in other sectors, businesses in animal health also have as their objective efficient delivery of their products, often for a profit to ensure sustainability. While achievable, it is a however a challenge or a barrier in markets comprised predominantly of small-scale livestock producers (SSPs).

Barriers in the livestock health market: Service provision

Animal health services and products are still out of reach for millions of Small-Scale Producers (SSPs) in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and South Asia (SA). Even though SSPs account for a large number of animal keepers in SSA and SA, they are scattered, concentrated in rural areas and operate their production on low input, low output system. This makes animal health service provision challenging.

Barriers to livestock health market: Intelligence

The barriers to trade in AHI have led to LMICs markets being insufficiently attractive to sustain the case for investment in the development of targeted products and markets by multinational companies. Some of the barriers to trade in LMICs include incomplete market information.

Using bespoke technologies could address market barriers in the small-scale livestock sector

Despite small-scale livestock producers’ key role in the agricultural industry, existing market barriers and constraints hinder their opportunities to access high-quality animal health products and services.

Celebrating 2 years of achievements with PREVENT

PREVENT is an initiative to establish an innovative and pragmatic veterinary health platform in Africa through hatchery vaccination. PREVENT comprises various workstreams that are connecting the key pieces to achieve this endgame.

The relation between gender inclusion and food security 

Gender blindness in agriculture and in the livestock sector in particular, continues to limit production in many rural areas, and evidence shows that the more gender inequality there is in a country, the hungrier and more malnourished people are. But what is the relation between gender inclusion and food security?  Socially constructed roles and cultural […]