The LISPT is a comprehensive analytical tool designed in the scope of the ALive platform, under the leadership of the World Bank and with the scientific contributions of FAO and CIRAD.
The LSIPT contains 5 modules and provides various functionalities such as analysis of livestock production systems, analysis of economy and vulnerability of livestock dependant households, analysis of value chains, assessment the of contribution of livestock to poverty alleviation and to national GDP, etc... Possible investment scenarios or technical changes can be simulated using the models, which can help decision makers in choosing the most appropriate investment options.
One of the key outputs of the toolkit is the estimation of the livestock sector's contribution to national GDP, which is often unknown or underestimated on the continent, and can be used as a powerful lobbying argument to convince high level decision makers to enhance their efforts for the sector.
The toolkit can be applied in a comprehensive manner in a country, which requires time and human resources, but various functionalities can also be used independently, for sub-sectoral studies, as for instance the production system modeling and simulation feature, or the value chain analysis tool.
The tool has undergone a long development process, which included two test phases in Mali and Zambia. It is currently being applied in Ethiopia and is now ready for rolling-out on the Continent.
18th February 2014
The African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) in collaboration with the Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Secretariat has today launched a new project entitled "Improving Animal Disease Surveillance in Support of Trade in IGAD Member States" in Djibouti.
The launching workshop was opened in the presence of Prof Ahmed Elsawalhy, Director of AU-IBAR representing the African Union Commission, Mr Yufnalis OKUBO representing the IGAD Secretariat, His Excellency Mr Joseph Silva, the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Djibouti and Dr. Moussa Cheik the CVO of Republic of Djibouti representing the Minister of Agriculture, livestock and Fisheries. It was also attended by representatives of the IGAD region Member States, the African Union Pan-African Vaccine Center (AU-PANVAC), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Animal Health Organization (OIE), and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).
The project is aimed to improve animal disease surveillance and livestock identification and traceability system (LITS) and will be implemented for three years in the eight Member States of the IGAD region, which include Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda. The project is financed by the European Union within the framework of the Regional Indicative Programme of the 10th European Funds for Development (10th EDF) and of the initiative Supporting the Horn of Africa's Resilience (SHARE), and has been endowed with 6 million Euros.
6th February 2014, Nairobi, Kenya
The fourth PANSPSO Steering Committee (PSC) Meeting was held in Nairobi, Kenya, 6th of February 2014 was preceded on 5th by the Technical meeting of implementing partners.
It was attended by the Steering Committee Members and other participants.
The meeting was officially opened by H.E. Madam Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, The Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union Commission. In attendance were Dr. Abebe Haile-Gabriel, the Director of DREA, Professor Ahmed Elsawalhy, Director of AU-IBAR; Dr. J. Mezui M'Ella the Director AU-IAPSC; representatives of COMESA, EAC, ECCAS, IGAD and SADC; representative of EU Delegation to Kenya, OIE and FAO.
The PSC meeting deliberated on the following key issues:
- Matters arising and reports on follow-up of the 3rd SCM held in Abuja, Nigeria, 20th – 21st June 2013.
- PANSPSO Technical and Financial Annual reports 2013 by AU-IBAR and the findings of the mid-term evaluation by the consultant.