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December 10, 2013

Kenya: animal grazing. ©FAO/Tony Karumba

New National Feed Assessment System proposed for the Niger to help combat effects of floods and drought

Plans are being developed to set up a National Feed Assessment System in the Niger to help the Sahel nation build and improve resilience in its livestock production, support the formulation and implementation of livestock policies and programmes for sustainable livestock production and respond to the impact of floods and drought. The proposed system aims to assess the feed resources available locally for livestock including pastoral feed resources, as well as provide a better insight into the use of these feed resources. It’s likely to be operational by the middle of next year. [...]

More than 50 specialists from Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean come together to build a sustainable livestock development agenda

XII Meeting of the Commission on Livestock Development for Latin America and the CaribbeanOpens in Mexico the XII Meeting of the Commission on Livestock Development for Latin America and the Caribbean, with the support of FAO
In order to facilitate a process of dialogue that may lead to the participatory formulation of a proposal for sustainable livestock development in Mexico, Central America and the Spanish Caribbean, begins the XII Meeting of the Commission on Livestock Development for Latin America and the Caribbean (CODEGALAC ) which brings together more than 50in spanish government officials and the FAO of Mexico and Central America. [read more in spanish]

  in action
coverThe feed analysis laboratory: Establishment and quality control - Setting up a feed analysis laboratory, and implementing a quality assurance system compliant with ISO/IEC 17025:2005.
coverPublic-private partnerships for animal health: Good for local economies, great for food safety
cover Addressing avian influenza A(H7N9) - Surveillance guidelines for uninfected countries in Southeast Asia and South Asia

Global H7N9 preparedness work well underway in Asia, soon to begin in Africa [...]

European Commission grant brings FAO and partners together to improve surveillance and control of emerging, vector-borne diseases in North and West Africa [...]


9-11 December > FAO HQ, Rome, Italy
LinkTADs Kick-off Meeting
18-19 December > Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Workshop on Good Practices for the Feed Industry in UAE

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