CGIAR scientists and research collaborators from Côte d’Ivoire discuss new One Health initiative

The research initiatives are designed to create lasting impact in five key areas:

* nutrition, health and food security;
* poverty reduction, livelihoods and jobs;
* gender equality, youth and social inclusion;
* climate adaptation and mitigation; and
* environmental health and biodiversity.

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Locally made beef stew sold in Bagnon market at Yopougon, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (photo credit: ILRI/Valentin Bognan Koné).

The world’s largest publicly-funded agricultural research partnership, CGIAR, is currently developing a series of initiatives to implement its 2030 research and innovation strategy that was launched in early 2021.

The research initiatives are designed to create lasting impact in five key areas:

  • nutrition, health and food security;
  • poverty reduction, livelihoods and jobs;
  • gender equality, youth and social inclusion;
  • climate adaptation and mitigation; and
  • environmental health and biodiversity.

One of these research initiatives, Protecting human health through a One Health approach, aims to improve the prevention and control of antimicrobial resistance, foodborne diseases and zoonoses in seven target countries: Bangladesh, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Uganda and Vietnam.

The development of the One Health initiative is being led by a team of scientists from four CGIAR research centres — the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the International Water…

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Chill and Pasteurized Camel Milk of Alain Farms

“The camel milk (CaM) had been using by camel pastoralists since unknown times. Based on my personal experience, almost all the camel keepers I met, praise the healing power of camel milk. They mentioned a wide range of ailments, comprising of autoimmune diseases, allergies, asthma, rashes, diabetes, liver disorders, rheumatism, inflammatory conditions, piles, urethral irritation, infectious diseases, stress/depression, peptic ulcers, and even cancer. Some of the many complications are discussed in the scientific literature are somehow recovered with the intake of camel milk. As a functional food, some researchers found it very interesting that the camel keepers have minor cases of the above-said disease.“

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Camel Milk is Promising Health Agent

The camel milk (CaM) had been using by camel pastoralists since unknown times. Based on my personal experience, almost all the camel keepers I met, praise the healing power of camel milk. They mentioned a wide range of ailments, comprising of autoimmune diseases, allergies, asthma, rashes, diabetes, liver disorders, rheumatism, inflammatory conditions, piles, urethral irritation, infectious diseases, stress/depression, peptic ulcers, and even cancer. Some of the many complications are discussed in the scientific literature are somehow recovered with the intake of camel milk. As a functional food, some researchers found it very interesting that the camel keepers have minor cases of the above-said disease.

Drink of Today-The Pasteurized Camel Milk of Alain

I usually drink fresh camel milk which I love the most. A chill and pasteurized camel milk has its own uniqueness and taste. It is good to have fresh milk from screened…

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Camel Milk Lactoferrin! A Tool Enhancing Immunity against Viral Infections like COVID19

“As the camel milk has highest amount and unique lactoferrin in comparison with the other species; it is therefore, a precious source of lactoferrin. Hence the camel milk providing opportunities to safeguard our bodies from the infectious diseases. We can safely recommend camel milk as immune enhancer in the situation like we have now all over the world; COVID19.“ Prof Taherah

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Prof. Dr. Taherah Mohammadabad from Iran as an experienced scientist has done many experiments on camel milk quality and health complications. At first time, she presented a new idea to the world (using camel milk lactoferrin as adjunct antiviral agent for COVID19 cases).

In the following, scientifically she explained how camel milk lactoferrin can be one strong antiviral supplement against sever viral infections such as SARS-COVID2 .

Milk lactoferrin can modulate immune responses to viral infections by binding to virus particles or receptors and may acts against viral attacks and reduce the severe infections, so it could be an adjunct treatment for sever infections.

As the camel milk has highest amount and unique lactoferrin in comparison with the other species; it is therefore, a precious source of lactoferrin. Hence the camel milk providing opportunities to safeguard our bodies from the infectious diseases. We can safely recommend camel milk as immune…

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Camel Milk and Addition of New Products to the Dairy Industry

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Cow milk and its products have been dominating the dairy industry for decades after the industrialization of the food sector. The contribution of other animal species, such as buffalo, goats, sheep, and camel, is minimal. However, milks from these animals have great advantages and potential.

The camel milk is unique starting from its white color and glossy appearance and up to its therapeutic effects and processing challenges.

Camel milk, in particular, is a very unique and healthy product with especially anti-allergic and anti-diabetic effects. Several studies have shown that camel milk has some therapeutic potential in both type-1 and type-2 Diabetes mellitus. It is suggested that suggest that drinking of half a liter of camel milk per day contribute to decreasing fasting blood glucose, HbA1c, and plasma insulin levels in both types of diabetes. The healthy effects of camel milk are attracting increasing attention from the consumers…

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Traditional Use of Camel Milk and Liver Health (Hepatitis)

“..Yagil (2004)2 stated that camel milk is very effective in fighting viruses. Viruses can also be neutralized by blocking out their enzyme activity, and studies have shown that camel antibody is an effective inhibitor of hepatitis enzymes system. Other studies conducted by Middle Eastern Scientists on the role of camel milk, revealed that camel lactoferrin was demonstrated a remarked in-vitro ability to completely inhibit the Hepatitis C Virus (HCP) entry into PBMC, hepG2, and replication inside those cells system (Esmail,2008). Such changes help in safeguarding the body from this killer virus.”

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The centuries-old tradition (healing with camel milk) is now supported by scientific findings gained in different quarters of the world. The camels’ pastoralists of Asia and Africa use camel milk as a natural pharmacy for different and complex ailments and such practice still, prevails among them. They use camels’ milk (CM) for the different complex ailments like hepatitis, joint problems, obesity, ascites, weaker eyesight, body aches and much more.

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CM is successfully used for the treatment of hepatitis among different communities, even it is now used in urban areas of the world. Not only Traditional Knowledge (TK) but the religious sayings also supported such use of CM. According to a Hadeeth, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) advised camel milk for the treatment of water belly (ascites) in Madina. There is very famous Hadeeth regarding the use of camel milk for the treatment of hepatitis.

images (5) Camel Pastoralists Beleive in the Camel Milk Magic

Modern science and…

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ILRI research generates evidence for better prevention and control of zoonotic diseases

To mark this year’s World Zoonoses Day (6 July), we highlight ILRI’s research expertise, projects and recent peer-reviewed publications on zoonoses.

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Are camels conquering the world?

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By B. Faye

A camel story by Dr. Bernard Faye from France. Dr. Faye is a very experienced and knowledgeable person in camel’s world. He is the founding member and the chairman of the International Society of Camelids Development and Research (ISOCARD). http://www.isocard.net/images/executive_members//FILE25827f644772f9e.pdf

The story about the camel future – Animal of future

In continuation of the series of camel stories from different regions of the world

Camel Beyond Their Cradle of Domestication

From their places of domestication 5000 years ago, dromedary and Bactrian camels moved far away from their cradle (origin of domestication). Two main parameters can explain this camel stock moving:

The aridification of the Sahara starting just before the Christian Era

The trade routes in Asia from China to the Mediterranean coast (Silk Road) and across Sahara from the Maghreb to the Sahel, using camels’ caravans.

Dr. Bernard Faye

FAO Statistics and the Camels

The world statistics…

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Superfood (Camel Milk) can Beat the Challenge of Superbug (Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics)

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The scientists are in agreement that one of the worst health challenge will be the resistant bacteria in the near future. The microbiologists continuously exploring camel milk for its unique antimicrobial characteristics. They revealed that camel milk’s (CM) antimicrobial attributes are more important than other multi-dimensional benefits especially in the scenario as scientists have warned about the future threat of superbugCDC sets threat levels for drug-resistant ‘superbugs’ 1.

DSC00315 A young Baloch camel herder with camel milk in Kharan desert of Balochistan

Scientists and health officials have been warning us about antibiotic overuse and drug-resistant “superbugs” for a long time. Antibiotics kill bacteria that cause infection but in the process, they can also kill good bacteria (the human body hosts about 100 trillion). This phenomenon is developing towards a complicated two-pronged dilemma, an i.e. resistance of harmful bacteria to antibiotics and vanishing the good bacteria. The scientists have warned that million…

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Camel Manure can Bring a Smile on Faces of the Small Scaled Farmers

camel manure can bring revolution in soil fertility because of its uniqe biodiversity of microbiome.

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Explore the Novel Antimicrobial Molecule ‘LACTOFERRIN’ in Camel Milk

Lactoferrin can reduce bacterial growth, inhibit bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation; thus, it might be considered an antimicrobial therapeutic agent.  Regarding the increasing resistance to antibiotics, it is necessary to explore novel antimicrobial drugs for bacterial diseases. http://camel4all.info/index.php/2014/12/12/super-food-camel-milk-can-beat-the-challenge-of-super-bug-bacterial-resistance-to-antibiotics/ The lactoferrin of mammalian species have been proved to inhibit the growth of some pathogenic strains in human […]

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