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An old farmer, feeds his cows the remains of stalks following harvesting ©FAO/IFAD/WFP/Petterik Wiggers

African Sustainable Livestock 2050

FAO focuses on policy reforms for sustainable development livestock sector in Africa promoting positive externalities while mitigating negative impacts

25 May 2016. The livestock sector in Africa is expected to transform in the coming years. During the last decade African economies have grown at an unprecedented rate and with further growth expected, the continent will become one of the fastest growing economic regions in the world. As incomes grow, so does the demand for livestock products. Despite this economic growth Africa’s livestock productivity levels have shown a modest change. [...]

Training on epidemiological studies of animal diseases in West Africa

training group ©FAOA Subregional technical training workshop was held in Lomé (Togo) on epidemiological studies of animal diseases in West Africa [...]

Greater need for developing countries to strengthen quality control systems in feed analysis laboratories

laboratory ©FAO/Sergei Gapon / FAOAnalysis from the 2015 proficiency testing reinforces the conclusions from the previous year. In the proficiency test conducted in 2015, 50 laboratories from 22 European countries and 63 laboratories from 27 developing countries participated. [...]