Assessment of the spatio-temporal bovine migratory routes and transboundary animal diseases infestation in Uganda

Livestock form an important part of Uganda’s GDP with a big proportion of households deriving their livelihoods from the sector. However, pasture management and disease control especially Transboundary Animal Disease outbreaks have challenged productivity in the sector. Assessing animal movements and drivers, as well as economic impacts of TADs is necessary in order to generate well informed institutional responses and best TADs management options for better policy decisions. These issues are being studied in the western and eastern regions of Uganda. The study has only been initiated.
L’élevage constitue une part importante du PIB de l’Ouganda, avec une proportion importante de ménages tirant leur subsistance du secteur. Toutefois, le contrôle de la gestion des pâturages et en particulier les maladies transfrontières des animaux sont des défis de la productivité dans le secteur. L’évaluation des mouvements des animaux ainsi que l’impacte économiques des maladies animales transfrontalières sont nécessaire afin de générer des bonnes réponses institutionnelles et les meilleures options de gestion des maladies animales transfrontalières (DAT) pour une bonne prise des décisions politiques. Ces questions sont étudiées dans les régions occidentale et orientale de l’Ouganda. L’étude est à son stade d’initiation.
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About the RUFORUM 2010 Biennal Conference
"The 2010 RUFORUM Biennial Conference was the second in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholders in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme of Animal Science"