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Increasing access to biotech products for animal agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa through partnerships

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Fig. 1: Countries of origin and manufacturing for registered veterinary vaccines.

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The authors would like to thank Government of Uganda, National Agricultural Research Organisation, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), and farmers for their support of this project.

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J.F. analyzed data and prepared figures. J.F., C.G., M.C., F.K., S.M. and J.R. conceived the project and organized the consortium. All authors contributed to the content and read and approved the final version of the manuscript.

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de la Fuente, J., Gortázar, C., Contreras, M. et al. Increasing access to biotech products for animal agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa through partnerships. Nat Biotechnol 42, 1013–1014 (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41587-024-02300-5

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