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VII World Conference on Animal Production
Dairy development in the Caribbean region

VII World Conference on Animal Production

The VII World Conference on Animal Production is to be held from 28 June to 2 July 1993 at the Edmonton Convention Centre, Alberta, Canada.

The conference, which takes place every five years, is organized under the auspices of the World Association for Animal Production, made up of 50 international and national bodies representing animal production on a global basis.

Topics discussed will include problems of sustainability, systems to expand the world's gene pool, biotechnology in developing countries, genetic resources and research in developing countries.

Participating in the conference will be scientists, researchers, teachers, administrators, programme planners and research policy-makers from several countries.

English will be the official language and those planning to attend and present a paper are invited to submit tentative titles as soon as possible.

For further information, please write to WCAP 1993, Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2J7. Tel. (403) 492 3029; Fax (403) 492 0627.

Dairy development in the Caribbean region

A symposium covering economic and marketing aspects of dairy development in the Caribbean will take place from 30 November to 4 December 1992 in Jamaica. The symposium will be organized by the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), the Centre Technique de Coopération Agricole et Rurale (CTA) and the International Dairy Federation (IDF) in association with FAO and participants will include dairy producers, policy-makers and advisers in the Caribbean region.

For further information, please contact the International Dairy Federation, Square Vergote 41, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium. Tel. (32 2) 733 98 88; Telex 046 63818; Fax (32 2) 733 04 13.

Nous signalons à nos lecteurs que l'article du professeur J.P. Ramet «La transformation en fromage du fait de dromadaire» publié dans notre numéro 67, 1991/2, p. 20-28, est une version légèrement remaniée d'un article original paru en 1989 dans la Revue d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire des Pays tropicaux, 42(1): 105-111, sous le titre «L'aptitude fromagère du fait de dromadaire».

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