University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Faculty of Life Sciences, Department of Veterinary Disease Biology, Denmark - Prior to 2012

Plant health systems – a novel approach to plant healthcare in Uganda

Research project Effective plant health management is fundamental to ensure food security and safety and to meet the demands of local and global markets. Regular and reliable plant health services are needed to support farmers; however, too often services fail poor p ...The purpose of the project was to identify factors that influence the performance of plant clinics in Uganda in order to design interventions for plant health system strengthening. Field work was carried out in 13 districts in Uganda. Methods were de ...
Period: 2009-12-12 to 2012-12-12 Countries: Uganda Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: CABI Africa-Global Plant Clinic, Kenya Makerere University, Uganda Project code: 09-022DBL Total grant: 3,082,404 DKK
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Assessment of the socio-economic impact of Taenia solium cysticercosis in Angónia District, Mozambique

Master thesis Abstract:
Taenia solium cysticercosis is an emerging zoonosis causing both public health and agricultural problems in many low-income countries. NCC is considered a cause of epilepsy in people of all ages and one of the most important huma ...
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Epidemiology of avian influenza in Vietnam – the role of ducks and survival of virus in water

Research project The broad objective was to study the epidemiology of avian influenza (AI) in Vietnam – following the ongoing outbreak of AI in many provinces of the country. The project primarily focused on the role of ducks as a reservoir for the AI virus and the ...
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Ectoparasites on pigs and farmers’ practices in relation to the infestations and diseases in Mbeya Region, Tanzania

Master thesis Abstract
This study was carried out from May to August 2011 in the Mbeya Region, Tanzania with a cross-sectional design in order to describe the management practises and the ectoparasitic distribution and diversity within confinement and f ...
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Research initiative on Avian Influenza in Bangladesh and Vietnam

Research project The aim of the initiative is to enable the formulation of a larger strategic research cum research capacity building project based on thorough needs assessment. Vietnam was one of the first countries (2003) in Asia to be hit by avian influe ...
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Improving Smallholder Pig Production and Health in Eastern and Southern Africa

Research project The tape worm Taenia solium is transmitted from pigs (cysticercosis: encysted larval stages) to humans (taeniosis: adult tape worm) through undercooked or raw pork. The adult worms excrete eggs that may in turn infect pigs. However, if humans inadve ...
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From Smallholder Subsistence Livestock to Small Enterprises: Preparatory Phase

Research project This small project was granted to allow scientist from Tanzania (Sokoine University of Agriculture and Open University of Tanzania) and Denmark (University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Life Sciences) to prepare a project application for a research capac ...
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