The seminar is based on the EBA- report “Animal health in development - its role for poverty reduction and human welfare”. You can find it here.
Increasing livestock populations in rural areas is not enough to reduce poverty in low income countries. Productivity gains are needed. Since animal diseases are of decisive importance for productivity, animal health is of central importance for poverty focused development cooperation. The poorest households are at the same time most dependent on animal husbandry and most vulnerable to adverse shocks to livestock. Unhealthy animals make up substandard savings, provide low yields, transmit diseases to humans, and imply inferior animal welfare. In addition, the level of greenhouse gases is larger per unit of production in comparison to healthy animals.
In the EBA- report, Professors Jonathan Rushton, Arvid Uggla, and Ulf Magnusson present the significance of reliable animal health control systems in relation to sustainable and resilient livelihoods in low-income countries, with recommendations on priorities and strategies for a science-based animal health management. The presentation of the report will be a starting point for a discussion on the role of animal health in order to meet, in particular, SDG goals 1 and 2 and if and how to export Sweden’s competence in combining a limited use of antibiotics with high productivity and animal welfare.
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