Ethnoveterinary knowledge and innovation - new project in Ghana


Project of promoting ethnoveterinary medicine for sustainable livestock husbandry in Northern Ghana    


A 3-year "ethnovet" project (Oct 2019–Sept 2022) funded by Misereor / KZE (Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid, Germany) is being implemented by the Association of Church-based Development Projects (ACDEP) with four Ghanaian partner institutions and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPA) under the Prolinnova network umbrella.


The project aims to improve animal health and productivity of small-scale rural farmers through increased recognition and use of ethnoveterinary medicine as a complementary and integral part of veterinary services in northern Ghana. It will collaborate with a target of 1000 small-scale livestock farmers (at least 30% female), 40 ethnovet practitioners and community animal health workers (CAHWs) and 40 formal veterinary staff and agricultural extension officers (at least 15% female). At least 20 ethnovet innovations and practices in 20 communities in four districts in northern Ghana will be jointly validated by farmers and scientists. 

For more information, see http://www.prolinnova.net/ethnovet_project .