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 titles: R8208: Decision support for risk management
strategies of tick-borne diseases within sustainable pastoral systems
and R8042: Integrated control of East Coast Fever constraining
livelihoods of smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.
In Central and East Africa, work is ongoing to give producers access to
effective vaccines that will protect their cattle against the
devastating disease East Coast Fever. This could greatly improve the
lives of poor livestock keepers, as East Coast fever is responsible for
about half of all calf deaths in pastoral and agro-pastoral production
systems in these areas. One thrust of these efforts is the promotion of
the infection and treatment method (ITM), which has already been shown
to be effective but which has not been widely taken up for a variety of
reasons. Other efforts are concentrating on the development of
next-generation vaccines that are safer, costs less, and are easier to
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts on Poverty,
Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (12 pp.) taken from the CD.
AHP14, 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 62.