Kano State Agro Pastoral Development Project, KSADP, in conjunction with the Kano state Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, have launched a massive cattle and small ruminants vaccination campaign across the 44 local government areas of the state.
The objective is to protect the animals from highly contagious and deadly diseases, improve the animals’ overall quality of life, prevent economic loss and promote human health.
It is expected that over a period of two weeks, over eight hundred thousand cattle and one million small ruminants would be vaccinated against Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia, CBPP, and Peste des Petits Ruminants, PPR.
Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia, CBPP, is a bacterial disease that affects the lungs of cattle while Peste des Petits Ruminants, PPR is also a highly infectious animal disease affecting domestic and wild small ruminants.
“Our project is also going to construct a Vet Reference Laboratory to facilitate early diagnosis and detection of animal diseases. Keeping animals alive and healthy is an important factor in ensuring food security which is one of our cardinal objectives”.
Kano State Agro Pastoral Development Project, KSADP, is funded by the Islamic Development Bank, Lives and Livelihood Funds, LLF and the government of Kano state.
Ameen K. Yassar
Project Communication Specialist
19th March, 2021