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Livestock Production

In collaboration with Government, DADO has supported various livestock vaccination efforts in Karamoja region. Mass vaccination of livestock has been carried out. Small ruminants were vaccinated against CBPP and PPR respectively. This reduced incidences of widespread livestock diseases and subsequent pockets of outbreaks have continuously been controlled through improved surveillance and response. DADO also equipped all the districts in the region with cold chains and established a response mechanism comprising of central Government, District Local Governments, NGOs and Community Animal Health Workers (CAHWs), that have been vital in times of disease outbreaks.

To strengthen community animal health, DADO and other stakeholders have over the years been training and equipping CAHWs, whose role is vital in mobilizing and training pastoral communities, carrying out vaccination, disease surveillance and providing basic animal health support services.

This aims at improving productivity and competitiveness of Karamoja’s livestock producers – including cattle for meat and dairy, goats and sheep. The desired outcomes and targeted behaviours are achieved at household level. It is an opportunity for result oriented and self-motivated individual looking for complex challenges that can make a real difference in people’s lives. The project will contribute to the overarching goal of increased productivity and competitiveness, improved animal production, marketing and health.

Training and equipping CAHWsTraining and equipping CAHWs