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Press Release - African Livestock Futures: Realizing the potential of livestock for food security, poverty reduction and the environment in Sub-Saharan Africa

4 August 2014 - New research, the African Livestock Futures Study investigating plausible trajectories for African livestock up to 2050, indicates potential for growth in livestock production and demand in Africa, contributing greatly to wealth, employment, economic growth as well as to the resilience and productivity of producers’ livelihoods, and to the food security, nutrition and sustainable development of all.


Populations of large wildlife are declining on local and global scales. The impacts of this pulse of size-selective defaunation include cascading changes to smaller animals, particularly rodents, and alteration of many ecosystem processes and services, potentially involving changes to prevalence and transmission of zoonotic disease. Understanding linkages between biodiversity loss and zoonotic disease is important for both public health and nature conservation programs, and has been a source of much recent scientific debate.

Applications are invited for a One Health Epidemiology Fellowship Program being implemented in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Kingdom of Bhutan, Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, and the People’s Republic of Bangladesh by Massey University, New Zealand. The Program is funded by the European Commission under the One Health Program in Asia (EuropeAid/133708/C/ ACT/Multi).

Closing date: 18 July 2014

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The World Bank recently released a new report: Reducing Climate-Sensitive Disease Risks (April 2014).

Delia Grace

Onderstepoort J Vet Res; Vol 81, No 2 (2014), 6 pages. doi: 10.4102/ojvr.v81i2.725
Published:  23 April 2014


Wider use of already-existing best practices and technologies could significantly help sector reduce outputs of global warming gases

The most detailed livestock analysis to date, published yesterday, shows vast differences in animal diets and emissions.

The resources required to raise livestock and the impacts of farm animals on environments vary dramatically depending on the animal, the type of food it provides, the kind of feed it consumes and where it lives, according to a new study that offers the most detailed portrait to date of ‘livestock ecosystems’ in different parts of the world.

The coming together of One Health and Disaster Resilience is premised on the principles described above- that from a broader view of the interconnectedness of the determinants of human health and wellbeing, “One Health” must broadly interrelate within “One Resilience”- where the independent resilience of all elements that impact on human health and wellbeing converge to achieving societal resilience.  One Health to One Resilience is about directing Whole-of-Society to systematically achieve "Global Resilience", all in the interest of promoting Humanity's Wellbeing.