Location: Animal Diseases Research
Project Number: 2090-32000-034-09
Start Date: Oct 01, 2013
End Date: Jun 30, 2017
This proposal aligns with the BMGF investment focus on Research and Development in Agricultural Development with potential breakthroughs arising from science as a key mechanism to reduce hunger and poverty of millions of poor farm families in sub-Saharan Africa and promotes and protects global food security. The outputs of the project will contribute to livestock health and improvement by developing new vaccines for the control of ECF in cattle, a prioritized livestock species and disease by BMGF. Improved vaccines for ECF will contribute to Foundation investments being made to improve dairy value chains and veterinary services in the region through the efforts of East Africa Dairy Development, Dairy Genetics East Africa, GALVmed, and Sidai.