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February 7, 2012

A farmer feeding a flock of turkeys ©FAO- Ami Vitale

FAO enhances dialogue between feed regulators and private sector

Animal feed may contribute to animal health and welfare, food safety and to the mitigation of the adverse impacts of the livestock sector on the environment. FAO strives to enhance dialogue among all operators along the feed and food chains to ensure food safety and to recognize that safety of products of animal origin and animal health and welfare start with healthy feed materials. [...]

HIGHLIGHTS
Controlling foot-and-mouth disease in South Asia
FAO and the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) will open a three-day conference on 13 February to gauge the future direction for controlling foot-and-mouth disease across large swaths of South Asia, where the disease can mean ruin for poor families dependent on livestock for income and food. Advances in vaccines will be a main focus. [...]
PUBLICATIONS
bookWorking Paper 7: An assessment of the socio-economic impacts of global rinderpest eradication book Designing and implementing livestock value chain studies: A practical aid for Highly Pathogenic and Emerging Disease (HPED) control
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
13-15 February >
New Delhi, India
Scientific Developments and Technical Challenges in the Progressive Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease in South Asia
16-17 February >
Boston, USA
The 2012 Harvard International Conference on Digital Disease Detection
19-23 February > Davos, Switzerland
One Health - One Planet - One Future Risks and Opportunities


WHAT'S NEW

Anthrax: ancient plague, modern threat

7th Session of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (2012)



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