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May 18, 2012

Foot-and-Mouth Disease, which affects most cloven-hoofed mammals, has devastating effects on meat and milk production.

Sustainable Livestock to be discussed at 23rd Committee on Agriculture (COAG)

The Animal Production and Health Division will be advocating for responsible and sustainable livestock sector development, in the face of surging demand for meat and animal-based products. To meet the food and nutrition needs of the planet’s growing population, resources must be used in the most efficient way possible while minimizing waste. Simply expanding the current ‘business as usual’ model would put food security, ecosystems, human health and livelihoods of the most vulnerable at risk. [...]

PUBLICATIONS
VIDEO
coverCore Livestock Data and Indicators: Results of a Stakeholder Survey video
Messages from the farm
By using a mobile phone in Bangladesh, the SMS Gateway system has dramatically changed the time it takes for the government to receive and respond to reports of highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks.
coverEMPRES-i Global Animal Disease Information System - Information Intelligence Intervention
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
21-25 May> FAO HQ, Rome
Committee on Agriculture - 23rd Session
4-6 June > Paris, France
World Meat Congress
10-13 June > ICC JEJU, Jeju, Korea
22nd International Pig Veterinary Society Congress
13-16 June > Bangkok, Thailand
15th International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ICID)

WHAT'S NEW
FAO Statement on World Migratory Bird Day- Importance of Migratory Birds
They refer to us...
The New York Times

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