Ethnoveterinary Projects

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Wholistic Animal Health and Husbandry Project
(information provided by Valery Shean 24 Nov 01)

Project location:
Karamoja, Uganda.  

Organisation involved:
World Concern (Christian Veterinary Mission)
Type of activities implemented:
Integrated Animal health and husbandry community training including

bulletTraditional and Western prevention and cure
bulletCAHW training
bulletWomen pastoralist training
bulletEthnoveterinary research with development of EV commercial woodlots and commercial EV products
bulletPeace building
bulletSpiritual aspects of livestock management and health
Development of livestock associations (for healers and CAHWs)
bulletFormation of the Karamoja Ethnovet Information Network (KEVIN) to deal with issues of IPR/ABS.
bulletDevelopment of regional CAHW integrated training curriculum.

Number of staff involved:
2 expatriate veterinarians (Dr. Valery Shean, Dr. Jean Grade)
10 local staff
Number of people targeted or reached:
600 families targeted
Type of livestock included (e.g. cattle, goats, etc.):
Other information:
We are a Christian evangelical organization who desire to share God's love with pastoralist communities through helping them discover sustainable and appropriate solutions to their most pressing life problems.
Team Leader:  Dr. Valery Shean,

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South Africa

Evaluation of ethnoveterinary medicines through biological activity screening of medicinal plants in South Africa to assist resource poor livestock owners with appropriate and reliable information
(information provided by Deon van der Merwe 22 March 02)

Benefits for poor people generated by application of improved management of livestock disease

Target country(s):
South Africa, Southern African Developing Countries (SADC region)

Principal investigator:
Deon van der Merwe
BVSc; BSc(Hons) (Wildlife Management); MSc  (VetSc) (Pharmacology & Toxicology)

Collaborating institutions:
ARC Plant Protection Institute; ARC Roodeplaat; University of Pretoria; University of the Witwatersrand; National Botanical Institute; CSIR

Duration of project:
3 years

Location of project:
Agricultural Research Council - Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute
Private Bag X05
0110 South Africa

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