This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Summary for Project title: R8151: Improving the livelihood of
resource-poor goat farmers in Southern Africa through strategic drug and
nutritional interventions against gastro-intestinal nematode infections.
Researchers working in South Africa have produced a range of information
that will help producers and extension workers to identify and treat the
effects of worm infestation in goats. Currently, heavy worm loads
greatly reduce the number of kids that goats produce, as well as the
number that live to be weaned. This badly affects the livelihoods of
resource-poor farmers. Using simple techniques to identify and treat
animals with worm-caused anaemia is one option that has already been
shown to work. The project has also produced, tested, and revised a goat
keepers' health care manual and booklets to help producers deal with
worms in their goats, sheep and cattle.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts on Poverty,
Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (11 pp.) taken from the CD.
AHP06, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 60.