Wednesday, Oct 20, 2021

As it is essential to  strengthen and enhance regional harmonization and coordination of the control of trade-related trans-boundary animal diseases, IGAD/ICPALD in collaboration with AUIBAR organized  a Bilateral Cross-border Meeting for the Kenya-Ethiopia Border from 18th to 20 May 2015 at Nanyuki, Kenya. The main objective was to agree on priority areas of cooperation and develop a draft Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen cross-border collaboration regarding disease A total of 32 participants drawn from Ethiopia, Kenya, AU-IBAR, IGAD, FAO and Kenya Red Cross participate on the meeting. Both member states were represented by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry in charge of livestock and representatives of county /regional states along the Kenya-Ethiopia border.

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The Sanitary phytosanitary agrement (SPS) allows members to take scientifically based measures to protect public health. The agreement commits members to base these measures on internationally established guidelines and risk assessment procedures. In the case of particularly stringent measures, countries must present scientific justification. The SPS Agreement, generally  is a compromise that permits countries to take measures to protect public health within their borders so long as they do so in a manner that restricts trade as little as possible. The Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement (TBT) attempts to extricate the trade-facilitating aspects of standards from their trade-distorting potential by obligating countries to ensure that technical regulations and product standards do not unnecessarily restrict international trade.

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Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is a widespread, virulent, and devastating disease of small ruminants with significant economic, food security and livelihood impacts. Hence, it is considered as a top priority disease to be addressed in the next two decades in the context of improving nutrition and food security, income generation, small holders’ livelihoods and in the alleviation of poverty and hunger. This disease is  endemic in nearly all the IGAD member states (MS) and PPR is identified as one of the nine trade related priority trans-boundary diseases in the region.  

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ICPALD/IGAD and AUIBAR jointly organized two steering committees’ meeting back to back from DEC 4-5, 2014 in Naivasha, Kenya to review project progress reports including technical and financial reports, approve recommendations, work plans and budgets and provide guidance to strengthen coordination and information sharing with complementary interventions in the region. The two projects are Standard Methods and Procedures in Animal Heath (SMP-AH) and Improving Animal Disease Surveillance in Support of Livestock Trade (STSD) financed by USAID and EU respectively.

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