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Newcastle Disease Control in Chickens, Ethiopia

by Rural Poultry Centre


To protect chicken flocks of the rural poor, the project will train laboratory staff to produce and trial I-2 Newcastle disease vaccine, to assist Ethiopia in the sustainable production of vaccine.
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This project will benefit poor women and children in Ethiopian villages. Villagers depend on small flocks of scavenging chickens for income and food. Newcastle disease (ND), caused by a virus, is often fatal in unvaccinated chickens and can destroy entire village flocks. The Ethiopian government wants to produce the vaccine. Locally produced thermotolerant I-2 vaccine will protect chickens against ND and helps poor rural women and children by providing a chicken “bank” for use in lean times.


Teach Gov’t Vet Lab to produce I-2 ND vaccine; Teach Gov’t Agricultural Extension staff and interested NGOs how to select and educate community vaccinators to vaccinate chickens; Work on building sustainable distribution mechanisms for the vaccine.

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Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Rural Poultry Centre, Kyeema Foundation
Centre for International Agricultural Research
Rural Poultry in Developing Countries

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Rural Poultry Centre

Location: Brisbane, Queensland - Australia
Website: http:/​/​www.vsap.uq.edu.au/​RuralPoultry/​
Rural Poultry Centre

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