This project aimed to develop cost-effective, appropriate and sustainable strategies to control animal diseases that affect the livelihoods of the poor. Tsetse flies infest over ~10 million km2 of Africa where they transmit trypanosomiasis in man and domestic livestock. The use of insecticide-treated cattle is, generally, not only the cheapest vector-control method but is also amenable to communities and individual livestock owners. The effectiveness of this technique is variable, however, and the cause of this variation is unknown. This project carried out technical and socio-economic studies to identify variables affecting the effectiveness and acceptability of the technique.
Torr, S.; Kindness, H.; Obsomer, V.; Hargrove, J.; Mangweiro, T.; van Munster, B.; Kulanga, C.; Mbessere, L.; Schooman, L.; Samata, A.; Heile, H.; Osir, E. Cattle management practices in tsetse-affected areas. Final Technical Report. (2000)