1 in 9 people globally suffer from chronic undernourishment
[FAO of UN]
Childhood stunting affects more than 147 million pre-schoolers in developing countries.
[SCN’s World Nutrition Situation 5th report]
The majority of the world’s poor rely on raising livestock for their day-to-day living.
Poultry in particular are ‘petty cash on legs’. Their health is integral to poverty alleviation and food security.
Newcastle disease (ND) is a major constraint to village poultry production in Africa and Asia. It is a significant and constant threat to household food security.
We are pioneering an effective way to treat malnutrition in smallholder farmers through the use of a vaccine that protects poultry from Newcastle disease.
In many countries poultry are owned and managed by the most vulnerable community members – women and children.
Empowering women in agriculture improves livelihoods and nutrition outcomes.
Village Champion – Mr Gomes Matsimbe, Mozambique
Present value of costs
Present value benefits
Development of the I-2 thermotolerant vaccination for controlling Newcastle disease by the University of Queensland, funded by ACIAR.
A model for sustainable Newcastle disease control, funded by ACIAR and DFAT, that was researched and tested over 7 years in 3 African countries and is now being rolled out in other countries including Timor Leste.
Establishment of the KYEEMA Foundation, its subsidiary the International Rural Poultry Centre and partnership with the National Rural Poultry Centre in Malawi.
Scaling up control of Newcastle Disease in African Union member states with technical expertise in vaccine quality control and cold chain.
Supporting the next generation of interdisciplinary researchers and volunteers for development.
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