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Newcastle Disease Control in Chickens, Ethiopia

by Rural Poultry Centre

Summary

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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3
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12
years active

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.vsap.uq.edu.au/​RuralPoultry/​
Rural Poultry Centre, Kyeema Foundation
Centre for International Agricultural Research
Rural Poultry in Developing Countries

Organization Information

Rural Poultry Centre

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

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