Advocating for Smallholder Agriculture Development: Profiling Dr Yolisa Pakela-Jezile

Dr Yolisa Pakela-Jezile

As part of the activities related to the FemBioBiz Acceleration Programme, SANBio is profiling female bioscientists and bioentrepreneurs working in the innovation space.

Dr Yolisa Pakela-Jezile is a Senior Manager at the Agricultural Research Council (ARC), and she is responsible for Smallholder Agricultural Development. She is a former teacher and holds a PhD in Botany from the University of Pretoria.

A Foot and Mouth Disease Diagnostic Kit for Southern Africa

A Foot and Mouth Disease Diagnostic Kit for Southern Africa

 

Background

Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) is the veterinary infectious disease with the highest significance globally, both in terms of economic impact and food security, given its highly infectious nature, negative impacts on animal wellbeing and productivity, and its implications for successful access to domestic and export markets for livestock and products.