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Response to Containment of Tick Resistance and Tick-Borne Diseases in Uganda - TCP/UGA/3702









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    The livestock sector accounts for about 17 percent of agricultural value added and 4.3 percent of Ugandan GDP. Among the livestock subsectors, cattle is the most important one, as Uganda has 14.2 million cattle, of which 11.9 million are raised for meat. However, despite the variety of investments for the production and exports of the livestock products put in place by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry & Fisheries (MAAIF), Ugandan beef exports have decreased over the last years. Consequently, beef export competitiveness and diversification were identified as two of the top agricultural policy reform priorities for the Uganda following consultations with the Uganda Beef Platform Secretariat, which includes members of the Uganda Agribusiness Alliance (UAA), the EU-funded "Developing a market-oriented and environmentally sustainable beef meat industry in Uganda" Project (MOBIP) and of the Beef Policy and Advocacy Taskforce. This technical report looks at the export competitiveness of beef meat, and skins and hides, by analysing export specialization patterns, market diversification and regulatory requirements, among others. It also outlines characteristics of beef-exporting firms in Uganda and the role informal trade plays for this commodity. As a policy tool, it provides a set of conclusions and policy interventions to “beef up” Ugandan exports of fresh beef, frozen beef, and skins and hides, so that these exports become more competitive and attractive for global, inclusive markets.
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    Unlocking the Potential of Integrated Dairy Development in Uganda - TCP/UGA/3505 2019
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    The dairy sector plays an important role in the Ugandan economy as a source of food, income and employment to many smallholder farmers. In the middle north cattle corridor, great potential exists to expand the dairy industry because of a high availability of crop by-products, such as oilseed cakes, local pastures and legumes. Although 60 percent of households keep livestock, they face a series of challenges and risks related to production, markets and the environment, and dairy cattle productivity is generally low. Therefore this project aimed to develop a viable dairy value chain in two districts of Apacand Kole, which are in the middle north cattle corridor. The two districts are endowed with local resources for dairy development. The focus of the project was on the improvement of livestock feeds and feeding systems among small-scale dairy farmers, and training on improved reproductive technologies and best breeding practices, as well as agribusiness, milk quality and hygiene
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    Expert consultation on the sustainable management of parasites in livestock challenged by the global emergence of resistance
    Part 1: Current status and management of acaricide resistance in livestock ticks – Virtual meeting, 9–10 November 2021
    2022
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    Ticks and tick-borne diseases are widely distributed worldwide, particularly in tropical and subtropical regions. It has been estimated that eighty percent of the world's cattle population is exposed to tick infestation. Chemical control, dipping or spraying infested cattle with acaricides is the primary method of dealing with the cattle tick problem. However, widespread exposure to acaricides, often at sub-effective concentrations, has resulted in selecting resistant tick populations. Hence, acaricide resistance in livestock ticks negatively affects the livelihoods of millions of livestock producers. FAO organized a virtual expert consultation on 9-10 November 2021 on the sustainable management of parasites in livestock challenged by the global emergence of resistance. This report (part 1) concerns the first consultation, focusing on acaricide resistance. The purpose of the expert consultation was to provide FAO with a global overview of the current situation regarding the sustainable management of livestock ticks and enable FAO to re-enter the area of ticks and tick-borne livestock diseases in the (sub) tropics. In addition to animal health risks and production losses, there are also human health risks and environmental concerns over acaricides. Finally, the extensive use of antibiotics to prevent transmission of some of the major tick-borne diseases affecting livestock in (sub) tropical regions has raised concerns.

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