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October 25, 2012

Photo: Indigenous cattle in Sudan. ©FAO/Jose Cendon

Progress made in stopping decline of livestock genetic diversity

Indigenous breeds critical to food security now getting government attention

While many countries are taking action to halt the erosion of livestock genetic resources, crucial for food and agriculture, a substantial gap remains that needs to be urgently addressed. Reports from 80 countries on the progress made in implementing the Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources were presented today at an international conference [...]

EuFMD “Open Session” reviews FMD control
Some 250 technical experts and policymakers from across the world sharing the common goal of controlling foot-and-mouth disease will have a meeting of minds 29-31 October in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. [...]
Cambodia: a farmer feeding poultry. ©FAO/Giulio Napolitano ©FAO/A.K. Kimoto
Learning from the past: successes and failures with agricultural biotechnologies
FAO is looking for the five best case studies on application of agricultural biotechnologies to animal production (i.e. reproduction and breeding, nutrition and health). To participate in the competition, read more here

cover_paperCMC-AH Rapid Missions Update - September 2010-September 2012 [PDF] cover_paperCMC-AH Activity report - October 2010-September 2012 [PDF]


24-26 October > FAO HQ, Rome
7th Session of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (2012)
29 October > Torino, Italy
Animal Welfare: a win-win opportunity for animals, farmers and consumers
29-31 October > Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
Open Session of the Eufmd
4-7 November > Toronto, Canada
2012 World Holstein Conference
5-7 November > Alexandria, Egypt
International on Workshop on Recent Strategies in Animal Production

From decentralized offices
HPAI China Highlights bulletin n. 44

Venturing into the WILD in Bangladesh
The European Commission for the control of Foot-and-Mouth disease (EuFMD)

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