Main activities

  • Develop, validate and transfer molecular tools, including novel genetic markers, to detect trypanocide resistance to three African laboratories;
  • Support establishment of a drug control laboratory in Africa and conduct drug quality surveys in three countries;
  • Identify and evaluate suspected “hot spots” of trypanocide resistance in south-western Ethiopia, Central Mozambique and northern Togo;
  • Develop and test best-bet integrated control strategies minimizing and reversing trypanocide resistance;
  • Develop and implement area-specific strategies and extension messages to improve the effectiveness of trypanocide;
  • Determine impact of interventions on livelihoods of livestock producers.

Final beneficiaries

Smallholder livestock keepers in tsetse-infested areas of Africa

Total duration

60 months (1 March 2012 – 28 February 2017)

Target groups

Veterinary diagnostic laboratories, veterinary and extension services, agricultural development parastatals, NGO´s and farmer groups, policy makers, international organisations (e.g. PAAT, PATTEC), scientists.

Specific Objective

To develop competent and functioning African laboratories and veterinary services and provide state-of-the-art AAT control strategies to livestock farmers in tsetse infected