PRAPS

Projet Régional d'Appui au Pastoralisme dans le Sahel

PRAPS

Sahel Regional Project Supporting Pastoralism

The PRAPS Project is funded by :

The World Bank Group

Introduction

In Africa, livestock farming remains a major socio-economic activity. It plays an essential role in jobs creation, income distribution in rural areas and poverty reduction, but is also an important instrument for improving countries’ food security and sovereignty. In arid and semi-arid areas, livestock farming is mainly based on pastoralism, itself based on the mobility of people and animals, which is both a risk management strategy and a means of optimizing the use of temporarily available forage resources according to the seasons. However, and despite their economic importance, nomadic or semi-nomadic pastoralists, who are the only ones able to enhance the value of vast pastoral areas where no other activity can be envisaged, are still very often socially disregarded, institutionally marginalized and therefore politically neglected.

Supporting the development of basic veterinary technical manuals is one of the tasks entrusted to the regional coordination of the animal health component of the Sahel Regional Project Supporting Pastoralism (PRAPS), which emerged from the conference of Heads of State and Government of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal. PRAPS is co-funded by governments and the World Bank to support national and regional efforts to build more sustainable and effective veterinary services. The regional coordination of the PRAPS animal health component is entrusted to the OIE under a partnership agreement with CILSS (Permanent Interstates Committee for Drought Control in Sahel).

Although over the past thirty years many similar approaches have been implemented either through continental projects (Pan-African Rinderpest Control Programme, PARC, Pan-African Programme for the Epizootics Control, PACE, among others) or by international development organisations such as OIE, FAO and the African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR), the PRAPS countries unanimously called for the development of a more detailed manual for Community-based Animal Health Workers and livestock farmers, as well as field workers and veterinarians. It is therefore within this framework that the present manual, intended for the entire chain of veterinary services, was developed thanks to a service provided by CIRAD, based on an AU-IBAR PACE Manual initially developed in 2006 for Community-based Animal Health Workers only.

This English version was made possible thanks to the support of the OIE Project to Strengthen Veterinary Services in Developing Countries (SVSDC), funded by the European Union.

Partners

PRAPS

CIRAD

This page is dedicated to the

Animal Health Pedagogical Toolkit

which includes:

  • The Manual for Animal Health Staff which constitutes a support for continuous training and a reference guide for the field. It contains five sections organized around the main areas of animal health. Each section provides a clear and illustrated explanation of the important concepts to be aware of for the daily exercise of community-based animal health workers, veterinary paraprofessionals and private and/or public veterinarians. The role of each of these actors, the recognition of priority animal diseases and the basic animal health techniques are fully explained in this handbook.

 

  • The Priority Animal Diseases Sheets for the recognition of 30 animal diseases and syndromes. Included in the Manual for Animal Health Staff, they are also available as independent double-sided sheets. Each of them provide a clear, practical and illustrated summary to optimize the recognition of the clinical signs of priority animal diseases in the Sahel and the actions to be taken by animal health staff in response to them.

 

  • The Educational Kit composed of 8 practical sheets on active teaching methods and techniques. These sheets are intended for trainers who will deploy the Animal Health Pedagogical Toolkit in the field during training and awareness-raising sessions for animal health staff.

 

  • The User Guide below which explains the content and the objectives of the Animal Health Pedagogical Toolkit. It also describes the intended audiences, teaching and learning situations in which trainers will be able to deploy it.
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More information :

Nouakchott, Mauritania

Sahel : pastoralism, a key to development (the Nouakchott Declaration)

November 07, 2013
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