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December 20, 2011

Cows in Bangladesh. In poor countries, livestock products boost household economic and food security and nutrition. ©FAO/Ishara Kodikara

Major gains in efficiency of
livestock systems needed

Intensive production holds key to feeding growing cities, but improvements in natural resource use and environmental performance are crucial
By 2050 an expanded world population will be consuming two thirds more animal protein than it does today, bringing new strains to bear on the planet's natural resources, according to a new FAO report, "World Livestock 2011." Meat consumption is projected to rise nearly 73 percent by 2050, it says, and dairy consumption will grow 58 percent over current levels. [...]



E-Consultation on Feeding of Family Poultry in Developing Countries.
The International Network for Family Poultry Development (INFPD) in cooperation with FAO is pleased to announce its second e-conference with the title "Family poultry interactions with other production systems (forestry, tree crops, annual crops, large animals, fisheries, etc.): Nutritional opportunities and constraints" [read more]

cover of the document Document de travail 5: Evolution du secteur avicole en Tunisie
Article: Bovine trypanosomosis in the Upper West Region of Ghana: Entomological, parasitological and serological cross-sectional surveys
cover of EMPRES Bulletin 39 EMPRES Transboundary Animal Diseases Bulletin 39


23-24 January >
Atlanta, USA

IFIF/FAO 5th Annual International Feed Regulators (IFR) meeting
13-15 February >
New Delhi, India
Scientific Developments and Technical Challenges in the Progressive Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease in South Asia

Video on Animal Welfare

They refer to us...
Guyana Times



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