During the past 70 years, concerted efforts by the national veterinary services of affected countries from Senegal to China and Russia to South Africa—aided by international organizations—have brought the once-dreaded rinderpest virus to the point of extinction. In the near future, we can expect to see a global declaration of freedom from rinderpest, the first time this has been achieved for a livestock disease. The devastation wrought by rinderpest stimulated the founding of veterinary schools in many countries, and provided the basis for the development of the veterinary profession.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 2009Africa, Eastern Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchOctober, 2009Southern Asia, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Africa, Asia, Eastern Africa
The purpose of this report is first to provide evidence of the role of livestock in rural livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Further, the report aims to identify opportunities for investments that build on that evidence and hold promise for improving and sustaining the livelihoods of smallholder livestock producers and their rural communities in developing countries. This analysis is presented in order to support the decision making of those public and private development investors, and policy makers, for whom improved rural livelihoods is a key objective.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchAugust, 2009Colombia, South America
The Sustaining inclusive Collective Action that Links across Economic and Ecological Scales in upper watersheds (Scales) project fits mainly in People and Water in Catchments Theme (Theme
2) of the CPWF. Its goal is to contribute to poverty alleviation in the upper watersheds of the
tropics through improved collective action for watershed resource management within and across
social-spatial scales. Scales worked though an integrated program of collaborative action
research, development, and capacity building in key catchments of the Nile and Andes basins, as
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Rwanda, Africa, Eastern Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Ethiopia, Kenya, Eastern Africa
The Nile basin experiences wide spread poverty, lack of food and land and water
degradation. Because poverty is linked to access to water for crop, fish and
livestock based livelihoods, improving access to water and increasing agricultural
water productivity can potentially contribute substantially to poverty reduction.
The major goal of the Nile Basin Focal project is to identify high potential
investments that reduce poverty yet reverse trends in land and water
degradation. This is done through the implementation of six interlinked work
Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 2009Ethiopia, Eastern Africa
PN37 (Increasing Water-Use Efficiency for Food Production through Better Livestock Management -
The Nile River Basin) set out to improve food security, reduce poverty and enhance agroecosystem
health by managing livestock for more effective overall use of water. PN37 responded to water
challenges posed by the CPWF, to the Nile Basin Initiative’s goal of better sharing benefits of water
use, and to global need for the livestock sector to use agricultural water more efficiently and
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009
The following stories were collected from CPWF project and theme leaders in two rounds. The first round of stories were collected in January 2007 based on the following two questions:
What has been the most significant technical development or advance made by your 1) CPWF project / theme / basin since the start?
What has been the most significant partnership change (significant in terms of making 2) scientific progress and/or developmental impact more likely) that has taken place since the start of your CPWF project (or theme or basin)?
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Central America, South America, Northern Africa, Southern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Africa, Asia, Middle Africa, Central Asia, Eastern Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchOctober, 2009Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, South-Eastern Asia
CPWF Mekong Project 5 is divided into two components, the first relating to coordination, and the second to the development, management and maintenance of multiple stakeholder platforms.
The Basin Leader leads this project team, which is responsible for coherence of the overall BDC research program through ensuring BDC research remains problem-, opportunity- and impact-focused.
Multiple stakeholder platforms
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsJune, 2009Ethiopia, Eastern Africa
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