New vaccine to help smallholder farmers strengthen food security

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2017
TITLE AUTHOR(S): M.Maziya, A.Habiyaremye, P.Chaminuka, Z.Mdlulwa
KEYWORDS: FARMERS, FOOD SECURITY, PRIMARY ANIMAL HEALTHCARE (PAHC), VACCINATION
DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD), Human and Social Development (HSD)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-june-2017/new-vaccine-for-smallholder-farmers
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9869

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Abstract

Research shows that 40% of all livestock in South Africa is owned by rural communities. Primary animal health care is crucial for animal husbandry and it ensures the health of animals which consequently leads to improved livelihoods for smallholder farmers. Mbongeni Maziya, Alexis Habiyaremye, Petronella Chaminuka, and Zimbini Mdlulwa, reflect on a new vaccine which can assist smallholder farmers because of its cost effectiveness and its ability to prevent multiple diseases.