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July 10, 2012

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Measuring livestock’s environmental impacts

A new FAO-led partnership is looking to improve how the environmental impacts of the livestock industry are measured and assessed, a necessary first step in improving the sustainability of this important food production sector. Common indicators and guidelines for environmental assessments will lead to shared understanding of livestock’s environmental impact - and better policymaking. [...]

Detail of the coverLivestock and climate change in the Near East Region – Measures to adapt to and mitigate climate change
Collective action is needed to control FMD. ©FAO/Ishara Kodikara
More than 100 nations support new strategy on livestock disease. Farmers and consumers stand to benefit from a new global strategy to control the spread of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). The plan was endorsed in Bangkok by representatives of more than 100 countries and international donors at a conference organized by FAO and OIE. [...]
Detail of the cover The Global Foot and Mouth Disease Control Strategy
Detail of the coverEMPRES Transboundary Animal Diseases Bulletin 40
15-20 July >
Cairns, Australia

33rd Conference of the International Society of Animal Genetics
23-27 July > Lyon, France
Wildlife Disease Association Annual Conference
5-9 August > Salvador Bahia, Brazil
XXIV World's Poultry Congress

FAO and emergencies: vaccination campaign in Torit (South Sudan)
Videos: Youtube channel for EMPRES-Animal Health



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