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dc.contributor.authorTechnical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-16T09:12:23Z
dc.date.available2014-10-16T09:12:23Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationCTA. 2005. The fly that poisons Africa. Spore 118. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
dc.identifier.issn1011-0054
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10568/47912
dc.descriptionOf the 42 poorest countries on the planet, 32 are African and play unwilling host to an uninvited guest the tsetse fly, which transmits the trypanosome parasite to humans and livestock alike, resulting in sleeping sickness or trypanosomiasis. In Africa, this disease kills a hundred people every day and leads to production losses estimated at an annual 5 billion, caused by weakness or death of livestock (cattle, sheep and goats). The presence of the disease on the continent partially explains the food security problems of the countries concerned. The tsetse fly also causes difficulties for animal traction, which is used on between 5 to 10% of farms. Published by the Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD), the French agricultural research institute, The Educational Tsetse Fly, offers a very visual interpretation of the combined know-how of entomologists, parasitologists, doctors and veterinarians. Available in both English and French, the book, which is presented in the form of an accordian, has 56 pages, each containing short explanatory texts accompanied by copious illustrations. It is aimed at a wide audience, ranging from public, animal health and rural development officials in Africa to donor or NGO staff and just about anyone interested in a rapid guide to the many aspects of this important subject. The Educational Tsetse Fly By M Launois, G Charbonnier, G Garcia Laveissière, D Cuisance, G Duvallet Coll. Les savoirs partagés CEVA/CIRAD/CIRDES/CTA/DGCID/ Université Paul Valéry 2004, 56 pp. ISBN 2 87614 585 5 CTA number 1231 20 credit points
dc.description.abstractOf the 42 poorest countries on the planet, 32 are African and play unwilling host to an uninvited guest the tsetse fly, which transmits the trypanosome parasite to humans and livestock alike, resulting in sleeping sickness or trypanosomiasis. In Afric
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherCTA
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSpore, Spore 118
dc.sourceSpore
dc.titleThe fly that poisons Africa
dc.typeNews Item
cg.subject.ctaANIMAL PRODUCTION AND HEALTH
cg.identifier.statusOpen Access
cg.contributor.affiliationTechnical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation
cg.fulltextstatusFormally Published
cg.identifier.urlhttp://spore.cta.int/images/stories/pdf/old/spore118.pdf
cg.placeWageningen, The Netherlands
cg.coverage.regionACP
cg.coverage.regionAFRICA
cg.coverage.regionCARIBBEAN
cg.coverage.regionPACIFIC


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