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January 10, 2012

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A new network helps to manage animal genetic resources in West and Central Africa

The first agreed global framework for the management of livestock biodiversity, the Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources, identifies the urgent need for better networking. With FAO's support, a Sub-regional Focal Point for Animal Genetic Resources has been established in West and Central Africa. The focal point will build collaborative partnerships, coordinate regional management of animal genetic resources, and promote information sharing, technical cooperation, training and research. Among the first initiatives has been the establishment of an electronic forum, named DAD-Net West and Central Africa, which has already received 443 contributions from 141 members from 45 countries. [...]


participants to a meeting

Who's who in animal welfare – 1st FAO Global Multi-stakeholder Forum on Animal Welfare.
(Brussels, Belgium. 1-2 March 2012).
A stocktaking experience convening to share and scale-up best ideas, practices and innovative solutions to complex animal welfare challenges. If interested in presenting your organization activities, please submit your expression of interest by the 31st of January [read more]

participants to a meeting

Livestock country reviews.
The first three issues focus on the pig sector in three countries:
Burkina Faso [pdf in French], République Démocratique du Congo [pdf in French] and
Kenya [pdf in English].

cover of EMPRES Bulletin 38

The EMPRES Transboundary Animal Diseases Bulletin (special issue on rinderpest) is now available in French

23-24 January >
Atlanta, USA

IFIF/FAO 5th Annual International Feed Regulators (IFR) meeting
13-15 February >
New Delhi, India
Scientific Developments and Technical Challenges in the Progressive Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease in South Asia
16-17 February >
Boston, USA
The 2012 Harvard International Conference on Digital Disease Detection

They refer to us...
New Agriculturalist



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