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Combating infectious diseases of livestock for international development (CIDLID)


  • DFID
  • Scottish Government

Funding total

£13M jointly from BBSRC and DFID with contributions from the Scottish Government.

Number of projects funded


List of awards


To support high-quality basic and strategic biological and biotechnological research into infectious diseases of the principal livestock species in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, and to forge productive partnerships between scientists in the UK and developing countries.

Key aims

To enhance the livelihoods of the poor of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia by generating underpinning scientific knowledge that will improve farm animal health, welfare and productivity by enabling the more effective, sustainable management of livestock diseases.


Brian Harris

tel: 01793 413249
fax: 01793 413234