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January 29, 2013

A Global Agenda of Action in support of Sustainable Livestock Sector Development

Significant progress on joint action for sustainable livestock sector development

Stakeholders of the livestock sector committed to collective action during the third Multi-Stakeholder Platform meeting of the Global Agenda of Action that took place on 22, 23, 24 of January in Nairobi. The Agenda brings together stakeholders from research institutions, inter-governmental organizations including FAO, the private and public sectors, and civil society from around the globe. The Agenda seeks to ensure the sustainable development of the livestock sector through improved natural resource use in support of livelihoods, long-term food security and economic development. It aims to achieve this through the continuous improvement of practices, such as choice of technologies, management, or policy making. [...]

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cover of paper 175Enhancing animal welfare and farmer income through strategic animal feeding With animal disease threats, prevention is better than cure ©FAO/Saheed Khan
FAO urges stronger measures on global health threats.
FAO warns that the world risks a repeat of the disastrous 2006 bird flu outbreaks unless surveillance and control of this and other dangerous animal diseases is strengthened globally."Even though everyone knows that prevention is better than cure, I am worried because in the current climate governments are unable to keep up their guard," says FAO’s Chief Veterinary Officer Juan Lubroth. [...]
cover of paper 176 Lessons from HPAIA technical stocktaking of coutputs, outcomes, best practices and lessons learned from the fight against highly pathogenic avian influenza in Asia 2005−2011
cover of the Tripartite publicationHigh-Level Technical Meeting to Address Health Risks at the Human-Animal-Ecosystems Interfaces
DAD-Net – linking people worldwide. The Domestic Animal Diversity Network (DAD-Net) supports the implementation of the Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources. The purpose of DAD-Net is to provide an informal forum for the discussion of issues relevant to the management of animal genetic resources. DAD-Net has 1700 subscribers worldwide. They discuss issues such as characterization, conservation, utilization, breeding, data and information management, training and education, emergency planning and response, research and technology transfer, and any other subject relevant to animal genetic resources management. The network has currently 5 sub-groups namely for Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and Caribbean, North Africa, West and Central Africa and Russian speaking countries. Please see subscribe at: http://dgroups.org/fao/dad-net
31 January - 2 February > Bangkok, Thailand
Prince Mahidol Award Conference
4-8 February > Berne, Switzerland
2nd Meeting of Codex Alimentarius Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Animal Feeding
11-15 February > Bogota, Colombia
CORPOICA-FAO International Training Workshop on NIRS, Quality Control Systems for Feed Analysis and Animal Nutrition Innovations

A stepwise approach for progressive control of brucellosis in animals
PMAC: A World United Against Infectious Disease

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