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February 22, 2012

Sudan: Cattle workers at the Rual Dinka cattle camp near Rumbek. FAO trains community animal health workers, who live in these cattle camps, to identify and treat diseases. ©FAO/Jose Cendon

FAO to help conflict-scattered families in South Sudan

Vaccines, fishing, planting supplies needed before rains
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization will distribute livestock vaccines, fishing gear, vegetable seeds and tools to help the people of the conflict- affected South Sudanese state of Jonglei feed themselves and re-build their lives. The UN hunger-fighting agency aims to deliver as much assistance as possible in the next two to three months before the rainy season starts and the roads become impassable. [...]

VIDEOS
ANNOUNCEMENT
James Serpell
What are the ethical issues associated with animal welfare?
Who's who in animal welfare: 1st FAO Global Multi-stakeholder Forum on Animal Welfare. 1-2 March 2012. A stocktaking experience convening to share and scale-up best ideas, practices and innovative solutions to complex animal welfare challenges. The Forum will provide a comprehensive overview on activities addressing animal welfare and on the variety of stakeholders providing them. It will offer an opportunity for partnerships especially among public and private sector, academia and civil society. [download agenda]
José Graziano da Silva
FAO Director-General prioritizes Horn of Africa.

Jose Graziano da Silva (centre) assists in deworming a goat herd in Dollow, Somalia.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
19-23 February > Davos, Switzerland
One Health - One Planet - One Future Risks and Opportunities
1-2 March> Brussels, Belgium
1st FAO Global Multi-stakeholder Forum on Animal Welfare
5-6 March > Nairobi, Kenya
Eastern Africa PCP Meeting
12-14 March > Atlanta, USA
International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID 2012)

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