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  • 28-30 November > Lanzhou, China
    Regional Consultation on Sustainable Grassland and Pasture Management in Asia
  • 3-4 December > Nadi, Fiji
    Subregional Global Framework for Progressive Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases (GF-TADs) Meeting for the Pacific countries


FAO issues guidelines on conservation and use of world’s genetic resources for food and agriculture

24/11/2015. Genetic resources for food and agriculture encompass the diversity of plants, animals, forests, aquatic resources, micro-organisms and invertebrates that play a role in food and agricultural production [...]

Need for developing country to strengthen quality control systems in feed analysis laboratories

An employee working in a laboratoty. Photo credit: ©FAO/Oliver Bunic25/11/2015. A study conducted jointly by FAO and IAG has demonstrated that there is an urgent need to place quality control systems in, and follow good laboratory practices by, feed analysis laboratories in developing countries [...]


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    10 Reasons for not keeping the rinderpest virus in laboratories [...]


  • 20/11/2015. Over USD 300 000 to control peste des petits ruminants in Liberia [...]
  • 13/11/2015. Three ECTAD Indonesia collaborators awarded FAO 70th Anniversary Medals [...]
  • 13/11/2015. Veterinarian of the year: FAO staff member Felix Njeumi has been honoured by the University of Parma as veterinarian of the year [...]
  • 13/11/15. Linking and synchronizing three open access and public global databases for enhanced monitoring of influenza: EMPRES-i, OpenFlu and IRD [...]
  • 13/11/15. Rift Valley fever newsletter provides outbreak, forecasting, and project updates on RVF [...]
  • 12/11/15. Assessment on implementing the inter-ministerial Circular of coordinated prevention and control of zoonotic diseases [...]
  • 11/11/15. From Lab Coats to Hazmat Suits: IAEA Trains Scientists to Work Safely With Ebola [...]
  • 2/11/15. FAO-Belgium partnership supporting institutional and household resilience in the face of natural and man-made shocks in the Gaza Strip [...]


  • Interested laboratories may subscribe the new FAO-TAMU programme on proficiency testing for aflatoxin analysis by 31 December 2015 [read more]