Advanced international training programme for East Africans in Sweden : Healthy Livestock – Safe Food

Duration

Part 1: 10-28 September
Part 2: 1 week

Location

Part 1: Uppsala and JönköpingSweden
Part 2: Participant country

Number of participants: 25
Target Region: Africa (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda)
Closing date for applications: May 15, 2018

Invitation

The ITP program “Healthy Livestock – Safe Food” aims to take a integrated approach on the value chains from stable to table, and at the same time highlight specific areas of animal health, food safety and antimicrobial resistance.

Objectives

With the main objective is to reduce poverty and vulnerability among smallholder farmers the programme will address how better health in food producing animals improve sustainable production of animal derived products, and how this interrelate to reduced usage of antimicrobials and safer food products. The programme should both suit the participants’ need and contribute to poverty reduction by promoting sustainable livestock production.

The programme aims to achieve increased knowledge for the participants about the importance of preventive measures for improved animal health, animalwelfare and reduced antimicrobial use; surveillance and control of endemic, epizootic and zoonotic diseases, including food-borne zoonoses; the comprehensive approach of the value chains from stable to table, and how their organisation in collaboration with other actors can use this approach. In addition, informal networks will be established between present and former participants on national and regional level and cooperation between national and regional actors will be enhanced.

Target Group

The following countries in the East African Community are invited to nominate candidates: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Invited to participate are governmental departments and agencies, including universities, research institutes and laboratories, cooperatives and other interest groups as well as non-governmental organizations engaged in the sectors of animal health, food safety and antimicrobial resistance. Only candidates nominated by the appropriate organisations and in accordance with national rules will be considered. The training programme will be organised and conducted in English, without any translation.

Contents

The training in Sweden contain the following modules:

Introduction: the Swedish value chain context; A common knowledge platform: Disease-causing microbes (bacteria, viruses, parasites, pathogenesis, disease transmission, etc); Epidemiology (measures of frequency and association, study design, descriptive epidemiology, etc); Preventive animal health – Prevention is better than cure (biosecurity and disease control, animal welfare, etc); Organisations within the food value chain; Agenda 2030 – How to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals; Control of foodborne zoonoses (food safety system, risk analysis, etc); Antimicrobial substances (antimicrobial resistance development and surveillance); Disease surveillance; Crisis awareness of zoonotic animal diseases (risk assessment, foodborne outbreaks, etc); Decentralised management (regulations and structure of food value chain control in Sweden, etc); Capacity building – practical project work (project models, leadership, communication, etc).

Application

A signed soft copy of the Application form should be submitted online at www.sva.se/en/itp latest 15 May 2018.

For more information,please download Brochure (pdf 303,17 kB)or visit itp.sida.se

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