Food safety concerns leading to foodborne diseases are important because they directly impose health and economic burdens and indirectly affect the development and flourishing of domestic and export food sectors in Africa.

Improving the productivity of livestock production can have a significant impact on the emissions intensities of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from domestic animals in East Africa, and can help to address the challenges of meeting a growing demand for animal protein within the region.

Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania in Africa, as well as India have the highest zoonotic disease burdens, with widespread illness and death finds this new global study mapping human-animal diseases like tuberculosis (TB) and Rift Valley fever.