Campaign launched to eradicate "goat plague"

Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) pose a huge threat to the livelihood of small farmers and herders. Photo: FAO/Giulio Napolitano

A campaign has been launched to totally eradicate a devastating livestock disease that affects small ruminants like sheep and goats.

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) made the announcement at a meeting in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, which is focusing on the disease known as Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR).

The PPR, which is often referred to as a "goat plague" is a menacing disease for pastoralists and causes global losses of at least US$1.45 billion each year.

To find out more about this campaign, Sandra Ferrari spoke with Dr Juan Lubroth, FAO's Chief Veterinary officer in Rome.

Duration: 3'09"

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