twitter RSS Feed linkedin acp contact

USAID launches Cargill, Ausvet, Heifer International and IPC consortium

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has tapped a consortium led by Cargill including Ausvet, Heifer International, and the International Poultry Council (IPC) to improve livestock management

AdobeStock 244748448USAID launches Cargill, Ausvet, Heifer International and IPC consortium to improve live stock management. (Image source: Adobe stock)

The five-year, US$33mn Transformational Strategies for Farm Output Risk Mitigation (TRANSFORM) consortium harnesses innovation to sustainably improve animal health, strengthen animal agriculture production systems in Asia and Africa and enhance global health security.

As a farm-based initiative, TRANSFORM will prioritise efforts to significantly decrease the risks of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and zoonoses, diseases spread from animals to humans such as food borne pathogens, anthrax and Avian and swine influenza. Smallholder farmers around the world are particularly vulnerable to transboundary animal diseases, with livestock representing their main source of food and income, and access to veterinary services often limited.

Cargill, Ausvet, Heifer International and the IPC will increase the capacity of government, agri-businesses, and farmers to prevent and, if needed, identify and quickly respond to these threats to human health. TRANSFORM aims to bring about long-lasting change within the livestock sector in Africa and Asia.

Cargill will conduct nutrition and immune health trials on dairy, poultry, shrimp and swine operations in four countries throughout Asia and Africa to better understand and quantify the role holistic animal nutrition can play in reducing the threats of zoonotic diseases to human health.

Ausvet will expand its health information system to serve farms of all sizes in Indonesia and Vietnam. The group will collect real-time data and insights on disease occurrence, vaccination programs, and antibiotic usage so farmers, governments and 

Increased profitability for farmers will be a key to TRANSFORM’s long-term impact. 

Heifer International will work with smallholder farmers in India and Kenya to improve bio security and animal management and health, with the added benefit of increasing farmer incomes.

IPC will lead the development and adoption of industry-wide principles, policies and standards around antimicrobial stewardship within the poultry industry.


LATEST NEWS IN Cattle

Intracare launches the world’s most eco-friendly hoof bandage

Intracare launches the world’s most eco-…

Intracare, developer and supplier of products for veterinary health and nutrition, has come up with the world’s most eco-friendly hoof bandage, which will be available worldwide

Nutreco receives grant to provide sustainable feed solutions for small-scale producers

Nutreco receives grant to provide sustai…

Nutreco, a global animal nutrition leader, has received a US$4.8mn grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to accelerate the implementation of localised, sustainable complete feed production in sub-Saharan...

Volatility: challenges in animal feeding

Volatility: challenges in animal feeding

As price volatility propels the use of alternative feed ingredients, Adisseo's team discusses how the quality of diets and the performance of animals can be maintained in such situations

Tackling transboundary animal diseases in Zimbabwe

Tackling transboundary animal diseases i…

To curb high impact transboundary animal diseases in Zimbabwe, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development launched the animal health...

Nuclear techniques help Zambia ensure safety in animal food products

Nuclear techniques help Zambia ensure sa…

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) are working with Zambian experts to address drug resistant microbes as well as food contamination in meat...

Evonik publishes first edition of animal diet

Evonik publishes first edition of animal…

Evonik, a German-based specialty chemicals company has published the first edition of the MetAMINO ATLAS displaying the results of 15 performance trials investigating the relative bioavailability of supplementary methionine sources...

Prev Next

OTHER RELATED ARTICLES - Cattle

Balancing winter ration supplementation for optimal cow performance

Balancing winter ration supplementation …

"Paying close detail to forage quality is very important to ensure that nutritional requirements of dairy herds are met," said Dr Richard Kirkland, ruminant nutritionist for Volac Wilmar Feed Ingredients

Intracare launches the world’s most eco-friendly hoof bandage

Intracare launches the world’s most eco-…

Intracare, developer and supplier of products for veterinary health and nutrition, has come up with the world’s most eco-friendly hoof bandage, which will be available worldwide

Diversey directs dairy hygiene challenges in South Africa

Diversey directs dairy hygiene challenge…

Diversey, dairy farming hygiene solutions provider, has addressed dairy hygiene challenges in South Africa and effective solutions to be implemented in the herd

Free cattle drugs issued in South Sudan

Free cattle drugs issued in South Sudan

The Jonglei state government has announced it will provide free drugs for treating East Coast Fever (ECF) to cattle keepers in Bor county, South Sudan

INRAE and Ceva partner for research and innovation in animal health

INRAE and Ceva partner for research and …

Philippe Mauguin, CEO of INRAE, and Dr Marc Prikazsky, chairman and CEO of Ceva Santé Animale (Ceva), have signed a first framework agreement to strengthen collaboration in the field of...

Kukula Fund 1 acquires More Beef stake

Kukula Fund 1 acquires More Beef stake

Kukula Fund 1 has announced that it has acquired 10 per cent shareholding in More Beef Limited, one of Zambia's fastest-growing agribusinesses

FAO steps in to help Congo tackle livestock epidemic

FAO steps in to help Congo tackle livest…

The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) is mobilising emergency support to control the livestock epidemic in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and prevent its spread across the borders

US grant to support Zambian dairy farming sector

US grant to support Zambian dairy farmin…

A US government organisation has awarded a K730mn (US$150,857) grant to the Mongu Dairy Cooperative Society (MODACO) and the Zambia Agribusiness Technical Assistance Centre (ZATAC) to help Zambian dairy farmers...

Big meat enterprise planned in Rwanda

Big meat enterprise planned in Rwanda

The Rwandan government is planning a project spread over 4,500,000 sq m aimed chiefly at beef production on a sustainable commercial basis

Small abattoirs important for transition to sustainable farming

Small abattoirs important for transition…

Small abattoirs were the focus at Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC), with an expert panel including Defra, farmers, abattoir owners and campaigners

Rwanda to invest in cattle disease prevention methods

Rwanda to invest in cattle disease preve…

The Rwandan government will set up a veterinary laboratory in the Nyagatare district, Eastern Province, as part of its plan to prevent the outbreak of cattle diseases that pose a...

Livestock farmers urged to integrate crop cultivation for food security

Livestock farmers urged to integrate cro…

Namibia’s environment and tourism deputy minister, Uahekua Herunga, has encouraged livestock farmers in the country to parallelly cultivate crops to help ensure food sustainability

Prev Next