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Introduction

Ethnovet Project: Promoting Ethnoveterinary Medicine for Sustainable Livestock Husbandry in Northern Ghana

Introduction

The 3-year Ethnovet Project (October 2019–September 2022), funded by Misereor/KZE (Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid, Germany), is being implemented by the Association of Church-based Development Projects (ACDEP), an NGO in northern Ghana. It is working in four districts in the Northern, North East and Upper East Regions of Ghana with four Ghanaian partner institutions:

  • Animal Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-ARI);
  • Veterinary Services Department of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA);
  • Pong-Tamale Central Veterinary Laboratory; and
  • Animal Science Department of the University for Development Studies.

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPA) is the international technical backstopper of the project.

Progress in the Ethnovet Project Oct 2020-Mar 2021

In this progress report, Foster Awuni, coordinator of the Misereor-supported Ethnovet project, describes activities and outputs achieved in the period from 1 October 2020 to 31 March 2021 and some challenges faced. He then outlines activities planned for April–June 2021. The activities implemented in the reporting period included: literature review on ethnobotanicals and phytochemical properties of plants used for the herbal preparations, conduct of clinical/on-farm trials, documentation of farmer practitioners’ knowledge in EVM, and setting up district networks in four districts. Read the full report (10pp) here.

EthnoVet progress report for Year 1

The Misereor-funded EthnoVet project – Promoting Ethnoveterinary Medicine for Sustainable Animal Husbandry Practices in Northern Ghana – has completed its first of three years of operation (2019–21). This first annual progress report (Oct 2019 – Sept 2020) describes changes in the project context, activities and outputs achieved in Year 1, an assessment of risks and opportunities, and a self-evaluation.

Progress in the Ethnovet Project Oct 2019–Mar 2020

The 3-year project “Promoting Ethnoveterinary Medicine for Sustainable Livestock Husbandry Practices in Northern Ghana” is being implemented in northern Ghana with funds from Misereor (Germany). The project coordinator Foster Awuni in ACDEP (Association of Church-based Development Projects) reports on the first half-year of partnership with local ethnoveterinary practitioners, the Animal Research Institute of the Ghanaian Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, the Veterinary Services Department of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, the Pong-Tamale Central Veterinary Laboratory, the Animal Science Department of the University for Development Studies (Tamale) and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH).

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