The PC-TAD Project is funded by :

Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Germany

Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammen-arbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ) Deutschland


The Project for the Prevention and Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases for the benefit of smallholder farmers (PC-TAD) funded by the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the World Organisation for Animal Health- (WOAH) has a five-year timespan (2020-2024) and a budget of EUR 5.000.000.

Picture (c) P. Bastiaensen (PADP) 2002.


Project for the Prevention and Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases for the benefit of smallholder farmers (PC-TAD)

The Project objective is: ‘Smallholder farmers in selected target regions have increased food security, livestock-related income, and benefit from zoonosis control’.

The Project aims to reach this objective through the following three components:

  1. The first component – Control and Eradication of Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) – is focused on developing a Veterinary Paraprofessional workforce that is trained and equipped to provide frontline veterinary services to rural smallholders to control PPR in their small ruminants.
  2. Through the second component – Eradication of dog-mediated Rabies using a One Health Approach, WOAH coordinates the global rabies response. In collaboration with its ‘United Against Rabies’ partners and through this Project, WOAH offers a wide range of services to facilitate rabies control and eradication at national level.
  3. The third component – Foresee and Adapt, Preparing Veterinary Services for challenges of Climate Change – strengthens the capacity of Veterinary Services to respond to the changes and trends faced by them, particularly their ability to adapt to new trends in the epidemiology of, e.g. Rift Valley Fever (RVF).

Picture (c) N. Bastiaensen (oie) 2017.



The Project is being implemented in selected countries of the focus region of the BMZ Special Initiative ‘One World-No Hunger’ with a particular focus on eastern Africa and benefits smallholder farmers in predominantly rural areas. Through this Project and through improved animal health, food security, wellbeing and welfare, lives of the beneficiaries will be improved.

The PC-TAD Project is financially supported by the

Government of the Federal Republic of Germany

All pictures (c) P. Bastiaensen (oie) 2014 & 2018, unless mentioned otherwise.