Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019

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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Non-compliance with world animal and plant health and food safety standards is deemed as a major barrier to accessing international agricultural trade and thereby denying countries the exploitation of the competitive advantage of their locally produced commodities, thus missing out on the potential benefits. The IGAD Centre for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD), in collaboration with African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR), organized a national training workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from July 20-22. The workshop had the following specific objectives: 

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South Sudan Cessation of Hostilities Agreement

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