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August 7, 2012

Farmed domestic ducks in an open-grazing system
in Poyang Lake - Credit: ©Tracy McCracken

Impacts of farming intensification on wildlife and ecosystem health

The unsustainable expansion and intensification of agricultural production pose serious risks to the health of wildlife, livestock and humans, as ecosystems come under stress and disharmony. FAO experts underlined this during the recent joint conference of the U.S.-based Wildlife Disease Association and the European Wildlife Disease Association held in Lyon, France. In addition, wildlife farming is expanding, bringing wild animals’ novel pathogens into contact with other animals and humans, posing a direct risk to animal health and global human health. [read more...]

coverPaper 173:
Balanced feeding for improving livestock productivity

©FAO/Kai Wiedenhoefer
Transboundary threats to production, health and environment – prevention is key

Sick animals do not show their visas at national borders. When it comes to dealing with these transboundary threats to agricultural production, to health or to the environment, no country can stand alone...
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Invisible guardians - Women manage livestock diversity

coverGuidelines 8:
Guide to good dairy farming practice - now available in French
23-27 July > Lyon, France
Wildlife Disease Association Annual Conference
5-9 August > Salvador Bahia, Brazil
XXIV World's Poultry Congress
20-24 August > Maastricht, Netherlands
13th International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE) Conference 2012

From decentralized offices
Trabajar con agricultores familiares es clave para luchar contra las enfermedades de los animales...
Strengthening Animal Diseases Diagnosis in Africa
América busca erradicar la peste porcina clásica
FAO and the Austrian Federal Government help to improve the animal identification system in Ukraine...




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