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Launch of the Patent Landscape Report on Animal Genetic Resources


Patenting activity in the field of animal genetic resources is increasingly focused on medical and pharmaceutical markets, rather than products for human consumption, according to a study presented presented during the 8th session of the Intergovernmental Technical Group on Animal Genetic Resources at FAO in Rome [...]

Local shepherd rounding up her herd ©FAO/Simon MainaClosing the livestock gender gap in Southern Africa. Increasing capacity and knowledge for better interventions [...]



  • FAO and WHO joining forces for greater feed and food safety. FAO and WHO to review current knowledge on hazards associated with animal feed and to provide advice and orientation on this matter with the overall aim of securing feed safety and ensuring fair trade practices in the feed and food trade.
    [Dowload Call for experts and call for data]

in action

  • photoProducing the right vaccine for the PPR Global Control and Eradication Programme [...]
  • ©FAO//Pius Utomi EkpeiReviewing increased preparedness for novel influenza A(H7N9) in Africa [...]
  • ©FAO/Klaas DietzeFAO, China and EU identify African Swine Fever policy gaps to build regional preparedness [...]
  • photoMapping a long-term strategy for brucellosis control in Eastern Europe and Central Asia [...]
  • photoE-learning course on bioinformatics in animal viral pathogens [...]


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    Six Decades of EuFMD
    This video highlights the main events of the commission throughout the years [...]