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Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world

Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry, genetic erosion continues

27 January 2016, Rome. Livestock keepers and policy makers worldwide are increasingly interested in harnessing animal biodiversity to improve production and food security on a warmer, more crowded planet, according to a new FAO report issued today. The agency nonetheless warns that many valuable animal breeds continue to be at risk and calls for stronger efforts to use the pool of genetic resources sustainably. [...]

Practical FMD Management series

27 January 2016. The European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (EuFMD) has launched a series of webinars in English and Russian ”Practical FMD Management Webinar Series” [...]