Leveraging the intersection of business growth and social impact
Livestock disease is a significant threat to achieving global food security. In some parts of Africa, up to 25 % of livestock is lost due to animal disease*. We provide sustainable solutions that help small-scale producers in Sub-Saharan Africa tap the potential of their livestock.
Expanding our footprint across Africa
Since 2017, we empower farmers to sustainably care for healthy, productive animals. As part of the East Africa Growth Accelerator (EAGA), Elanco has been registering and distributing affordable, high quality veterinary products in small pack sizes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. We’ve also been offering training initiatives on the use of animal health products, which can be difficult to receive in rural areas.
In 2022, we expand our shared value footprint and launch the MAHABA initiative (Managing Animal Health and Acaricides for a Better Africa) in partnership with GALVmed. This initiative brings a comprehensive product portfolio to farmers in Uganda and Nigeria and has a strong focus on addressing the resistance of ticks to acaricides. In addition, Elanco also provides education to help local farmers successfully manage ticks and the impact of tick-borne-diseases, while facilitating significant livestock productivity gains.