Realizing that livestock production is the second most important sector of agriculture in developing countries, VIA determined better data was crucial to it’s sustainability. Healthy livestock offers a means of ensuring long-term economic sustainability and eliminating poverty, hunger and disease. VIA helped implement AU-IBAR’s mission to become the central authority for animal health and reproduction information throughout Africa by harnessing mobile technology reporting.
- Strengthened the institutional capacity of veterinarian service organizations within Africa to collect data from the field utilizing mobile technology and eliminate paper reports.
- Promoted sustainability in the region by utilizing local IT expertise for project development, rather than create a dependency on a remote foreign resources.
- Built and deployed an Animal Health Information System (AHIS) in four African countries Ghana (10 regional veterinary offices), Rwanda (10 Districts), Uganda (10 districts) and Kenya (7 Provinces).
- Established a collaborative framework and robust infrastructure to centralize multi-stakeholder communication and project management activities across the four (4) African countries.
- Demonstrated technical expertise and leadership capacity to support the programmatic objectives of AU-IBAR and multiple international partners.