Cattle

Tanzania grants 500 cattle to drought-effected families

Tanzania 500 gov cattle grantThe Tanzanian government has donated 500 livestock to farming families in the Monduli district of the Arusha region as part of a US$7.1mn initiative to replenish heavy losses from the 2009 drought

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Livestock farmers urged to integrate crop cultivation for food security

Cattle_timobalkNamibia’s environment and tourism deputy minister, Uahekua Herunga, has encouraged livestock farmers in the country to parallelly cultivate crops to help ensure food sustainability

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Genetic engineering to help fight against African cattle disease

Genetic_engineering_hisksScientists have identified two genes which may help the fight against African animal trypanosomiasis, a sleeping sickness transmitted by tsetse fly

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Gates Foundation awards US$8 million grant to East Africa dairy project

Bill_Gates_WEFThe Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded Heifer International an US$8 million grant to support its East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) project

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New vaccines to protect Kenyan livestock from infectious diseases

Vaccine_DFIDTwo vaccine projects aimed at increasing food security through the development of new vaccines for cattle, sheep, swine and goats are set to be launched in Kenya

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