About Weathersmart Worm Control
Weathersmart Worm Control is a learning platform and tool to help with parasite control in livestock in the context of global climate change.
Parasitic infection decreases productivity in farm animals.
The parasites’ different life cycles within and outside the host animal are heavily affected by weather conditions. Climate change is causing increased unpredictability to parasitic infections in livestock. Advances in parasitology and advanced bio-models help us to predict infection risk more accurately. These climate models will help to warn farmers when to vaccinate their animals.
We also provide information and training on proven livestock management techniques.
We are working to develop Weathersmart Worm Control in many countries in southern Africa, where climate variation is expected to have a severe impact on food security.