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June 12, 2012

Exhibitions and display materials related to the Committee on Agriculture - ©FAO/Giulio Napolitano

FAO engages industry at World Meat Congress

The Agriculture Department had a strong presence at the World Meat Congress held in Paris from 4-6 June, held once every two years to review developments in the global industries and trade in commercial meats – mainly beef, pork, lamb and veal. FAO underlined the need for innovation and sustainability in production, considering that surging demand for me t cannot be met using the system of today without serious implications for the environment and human health [...]

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Countries are implementing the Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources.
Progress reports received from countries, international organizations and regional focal points and networks are currently being analysed by FAO. A synthesis will be presented to the next session of the Intergovermental Technical Working Group on Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (October 2012) [view the reports]
A girl and her donkey among the crowd at Al Salaam camp. ©FAO/Zoie Jones
Vaccination and treatment campaigns in Darfur
FAO is conducting an ongoing vaccination and treatment campaign for livestock belonging to some of the most vulnerable people living in Darfur [read more]
A veterinary technician testing blood samples from cattle in a laboratory to ensure the rinderpest virus has not returned. ©FAO/Ishara Kodikara
FAO-OIE united in rinderpest post-eradication programme
As FAO nears the one-year anniversary of the historic moment marking rinderpest’s official eradication, FAO and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) are continuing to move forward in their strategy to keep rinderpest consigned forever to history books and the annals of veterinary medicine [...]
FAO taking steps to address rabies situation in DRC.
FAO recently organized a workshop in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to address the rabies situation in the country, where decades of conflict make vaccines for dogs and treatment for dog bite victims a rarity [...]
10-13 June > ICC JEJU, Jeju, Korea
22nd International Pig Veterinary Society Congress
13-16 June > Bangkok, Thailand
15th International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ICID)
27-29 June > Bangkok, Thailand

FAO/OIE International Conferece on FMD Control
1-4 July > Aarhus, Denmark
10th European IFSA Symposium

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