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April 4, 2012

FAO/Marzio Marzot

Joining efforts to address animal welfare for a responsible development of the livestock sector

FAO provides a platform for a global, multi-stakeholder approach to enhance animal welfare
Animals enrich our lives as companion animals, they help to plough the fields and to transport harvests to market, they provide essential nutrients through dairy, meat and eggs as, well as other products such as wool and leather. Their welfare is essential to animal production and to human health, but animal welfare is a complex and multi-faceted issue that calls for all involved parties (governmental institutions, private sector, civil society, intergovernmental organizations and academic and research centres) to join forces. [...]

Donkey with panniers. Credit: FAO/J. Trapman
What is the importance of working animals?

Which of the following world's regions is home to the smallest number of rural poor (< US$ 2/day) livestock keepers?

East Asia and the Pacific ::: Eastern Europe and Central Asia ::: Latin America and the Caribbean ::: Middle East and North Africa ::: South Asia ::: Sub-Saharan Africa
[Check the answer]

Juan Lubroth
Scientific Developments and technical challenges in the Progressive Control of FMD in South Asia
2- 4 April > Rome, Italy
Agenda of Action in Support of Sustainable Livestock Development Workshop: Closing the efficiency gap
9-12 April > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The First Asia Dairy Goat Conference
12-13 April > Bucharest, Romania
83rd Executive Committee of the EuFMD
24- 27 April > Seoul, South Korea
Workshop for the Focus Area “Reduced discharge”

Egyptian farmer feeding cow

Major foot-and-mouth outbreak in Egypt threatens the region
[Press Release] [Video]

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