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Healthy livestock – safe food

As part of the Swedish International Development Agency’s (Sida) work with capacity and institutional development Sida offers international training programmes (ITP) for participants from low-and middle-income countries in priority areas.

The ITP “Healthy livestock – safe food” aims at an integrative approach of animal health and food security, exploring the value chains from stable to table.
The ITP “Healthy livestock – safe food” aims at an integrative approach of animal health and food security, exploring the value chains from stable to table. Photo: Erika Chenais/SVA

The overall objective of this programme is to reduce poverty and vulnerability among smallholder farmers. More specifically, the programme address how better health in food producing animals improve sustainable production of animal derived products, and how this interrelates to reduced usage of antimicrobials and safer food products free from zoonotic pathogens and antimicrobial residuals. The programme relates to several of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially: SDG1 –No poverty, SDG2 – Zero hunger, and SDG3 – Good health and well-being. The programme should both suit the participants’ need and contribute to poverty reduction by promoting a sustainable livestock production.

ITP programmes cover areas of strategic importance to the social, environmental and economic development of co-operating countries and are based on identified priorities and needs, taking account of a desire to develop and reform that the participants’ organisations express in their application to the program. In the long-term perspective, the programmes shall contribute to institutional strengthening and capacity development in the co-operating countries.

The ITP programme “Healthy livestock – safe food” is planned and implemented by the National Veterinary Institute, Board of Agriculture, National Food Agency and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Application to ITP

The application period for 2020 has ended and successful candidates have been notified. The program will open for applications for the next cycle in late 2020.

Last updated : 2020-05-11