Yaka-Olang, Hazarajat, Afghanistan, 1952 - The Hakim (right) and Aslam Khan (trained vet) in the fort at Yaka-Olang. The Hakim might be compared to a county magistrate. The Hakimat is a subdivision of a province, and is governed by a Hakim. Rinderpest is still a most serious killer disease of cattle in Africa and Asia and its control is one of the first objectives of the veterinarians of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). An important early project was carried out in Afghanistan by FAO expert Dr. Eric Pierson (U.K.). At first the farmers were reluctant to cooperate, but as soon as demonstrable results were achieved by the use of an effective vaccine, they began eagerly to bring their livestock to be vaccinated.