This case study focuses on the Republic of Namibia’s ex ante approach to preventing, controlling, and managing animal pest and disease outbreaks, which are often exacerbated by climate-related disasters, such as floods and droughts. It explores the good practices implemented by Namibia to reduce disaster risks, including:
- controlling livestock movement through a zoning strategy and movement permits;
- conducting import risk assessments;
- disease monitoring and surveillance;
- an animal identification and traceability system;
- undertaking annual vaccinations; and
- contingency plans.
The implementation of these measures will:
- enable Namibia to more effectively prevent, control and manage animal disease outbreaks so that food security, incomes and livelihoods are secured;
- ensure that Namibia’s meat is disease free and meets safety standards in export markets; and
- protect public health by preventing the transmission of zoonotic diseases between wildlife and livestock, and then to humans.