Farmers are the first line of defense to protect themselves, their families and their community from zoonotic disease risks. This One Health – Zoonotic Disease eLearning course covers the most important zoonotic diseases in Ethiopia and the fundamental principles of farm biosecurity. It provides a technical refresher and background materials targeted at government veterinarians, private veterinarians, community animal health workers, doctors and public health workers and extension staff who engage with and train livestock producers.
Technical reference materials for the diseases are imbedded in each module and the course is accompanied with ToT manuals, technical resource materials and graphic flip charts for trainers to use in the field. Supplementary resources include posters and handouts as take-aways to share with farmers. The modules have been developed in English and Amharic. These are open-source materials available for use and adaptation to local needs.
Accompanying resource materials accessible through the knowledge portal include:
- Trainer/facilitator’s manual for guidance on farmer training and adult learning methodology – https://agri-training-et.org/Facilitator-Guide
- Technical resource manual covering each disease – https://agri-training-et.org/Technical-Manual
- Flipcharts with graphics for training farmers (English and local languages) – https://agri-training-et.org/FilpCharts
- Disease posters and factsheets as handouts for farmers (English and local languages) – https://agri-training-et.org/Posters