Research funding:

Combating infectious diseases of livestock for international development (CIDLID)

Co-funding

Funding total

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

Number of projects funded

16

List of awards

Purpose

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.