The NEPAD-SANBio Secretariat and the BioFISA II team visited the Livestock node -- the second NEPAD-SANBio Network node in Zambia on October 20th 2015. The node is co-hosted by the National Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research and the University of Zambia and is supported by the government of Zambia through the Ministry of Higher Education. Discussions at the node included an innovative approach developed for tick-borne disease control in livestock in the region and other outcomes from the first phase of the BioFISA I Programme. The team also met with the Director of Science and Technology, Mrs Jane Mubanga Chinkusu, at the Zambian Ministry Higher Education to discuss some of the govenrment priorities in reseach and development in the bioscience sector and to discuss the BioFISA II Programme focus areas. Additional collaborations are expected during the implementation of the BioFISA II Programme.