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Upcoming events

  • 9-13 March > Gujarat, India
    South Asian Meeting of Pastoralists in support of the Pastoralism Knowledge Hub
  • 10 March > Rome, Italy
    3rd International One Health Congress
  • 15-18 March > Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    3rd International One Health Congress
  • 16-18 March > Montpellier, France
    Climate Smart Agriculture conference

A Palestinian farmer taking a herd of goats to a rehabilitated cistern in an arid region, for a drink of water. ©FAO/Marco Longari

When livestock really matters

A completely revised edition of the Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) Handbook is now available

The Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) are a set of international guidelines for livelihoods-based livestock responses in emergencies. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, together with the African Union, Tufts University and other organizations is part of the LEGS Steering Group that supervised the consultation process needed to develop the second edition of the LEGS Handbook [...]


Antimicrobial ResistanceFAO's role in addressing antimicrobial resistance

The prudent use of antimicrobials in livestock and aquaculture sector is essential in light of the increased demand for animal proteins by a rapidly growing world population expected to exceed 9.6 billion by 2050 […]