Sunday, May 19, 2019

IGAD Center for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD) & Regional Pastoral Livelihood and Resilience project (RPLRP) organized the meeting with the objectives of sharing  the status and lessons on feed/ fodder/range/seed production & marketing, gaps and challenges,  establish regional animal feed and fodder platform and propose roadmap for establishing feed reserve and for wide scale promotion of  good practices.


The meeting took place at Adama; Ethiopia from December 9-10, 2015. The participants were from both public and private sectors involved in feed/ fodder/range/seed production & marketing. The workshop was officially opened by Mr. Tadesse Sorri  representing the Ministry of Livestock and Fishery, Ethiopia; after remarks made by Dr. Dereje Wakjira (coordinator; RPLRP) and Dr. Ameha Sebsibe; representing ICPALD Director.

Finally the workshop recommended the following main actions: create wider awareness and advocacy on adoption of good practices on feed/ fodder/range and seed production & marketing, to have national range fodder/management, and animal feed polices and strategies, strengthening private public partnership (PPP) in order to enhance fodder/ seed production and marketing and to establish feed reserve, support operationalization of the regional feed/fodder platform and Ministries in charge of feed/fodder/seed to strengthen coordination of  extension; research; private and CSOs through national platform

We are grateful to RPLRP /WB project for financing this event.###

IGAD Center for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD) organized the meeting with financial support of Regional Pastoral Livelihood and Resilience project (RPLRP) with the objectives of understanding the status of implementation of  grades and standards,  modalities of promotion & popularization; to facilitate lessons sharing on dissemination of grades and standards and agree on the way forward for harmonization of grades and standards  on live animal, meat and hide and skin. 

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IGAD Center for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD) organized a regional meeting to establish and launch the Regional Export Quarantines Network (NEQ). The meeting took place at Grand Holiday Villa Hotel in Khartoum, Sudan from 30 September-Oct 01, 2015. The region is rich in livestock resources, which is the major source of livelihood for millions of agro-pastoralists and pastoralists. The demand for livestock and livestock products in the region, in Africa and in the Middle East is high and raising. In 2014, the region exported 9.6 million of live animals to Middle East and North African countries through the export quarantines. 

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IGAD Center for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD) organized a regional consultative meeting to improve understanding of MERS-CoV and enhance its prevention and control in the Greater Horn of Africa and took place at Grand Holiday Villa Hotel in Khartoum, Sudan from 28-29 September, 2015. The participants were Directors of Veterinary Services, Heads of Veterinary Epidemiology Units, Public Health representatives, Regional Support Laboratory for Eastern Africa (NAHDIC), Managers of quarantine stations and camel traders from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan and Sudan. Also in attendance were representatives from AU-IBAR, FAO-ECTAD Eastern Africa, ILRI, ICPALD, IGAD Economic Cooperation and Social Development and the OIE. A participant from Somaliland was also in attendance. The workshop was officially opened by Dr. kamal; under Secretary ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rangelands; Sudan.

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