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Improving livelihood through control of viral diseases affecting short cycle stocks


The proposed project aims at broadening and strengthening collaboration between a multidisciplinary team of researchers from Tanzania and Belgium, by bringing together expertise in veterinary virology, epidemiology, molecular and cell biology and rural development. This project seeks to understand the epidemiology, socioeconomic impact and control of African swine fever (ASF) and peste des petits ruminants (PPR) viral diseases affecting short cycle stocks (pigs, sheep and goats) in order to improve the livelihood of small-scale farmers.

Intervention type

TEAM projects


10/04/2015 - 31/12/2018

This project is being implemented in:
Flemish promoter Hans Nauwynck
Local promoter Gerald Misinzo
Local partner institution Universiteit Gent
Local partner institution Sokoine University of Agriculture
Other Flemish Partners VIVES Zuid
Budget € 290.676