Invest in animal health in development to reduce poverty
Improved animal health gives poor small farmers increased production and reduces the spread of infectious diseases and multi-resistant bacteria. Sweden has unique experience of organized animal health work and this experience should be utilized more in development work. Researchers recently published an article in Biståndsdebatten.se on this topic.
The authors of the article are SLU researchers Ulf Magnusson and Arvid Uggla together with Jonathan Rushton from the University of Liverpool. They have recently published a report, by the Expert Group for Development Analysis (EBA), which shows that investments in improved animal health in many ways contribute to the implementation of the UN sustainable development (Agenda 2030).
Debate article (in Swedish)