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November 21, 2012

Feedipedia: a new open-access information system on animal feed resources

Launch of a new open-access information system on animal feed resources

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), the Centre de coopération international en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD) and the Association française de zootechnie (AFZ), has set up Feedipedia - an open access encyclopedia of animal feed resources that provides information on nature, occurrence, distribution, chemical composition, nutritional value and safe use of nearly 1400 livestock feed resources. The main objective is to provide stakeholders with the latest scientific information to help them identify, characterize and properly use feed resources. [...]

coverSystème d’information sur le pastoralisme au Sahel - Atlas des évolutions des systèmes pastoraux au Sahel 1970-2012 coverEstimating and Mapping the Population at Risk of Sleeping Sickness
The survey on private voluntary standards in the livestock sector is still open! [read more]
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A Vietnamese farmer leads a water buffalo to graze before working the fields. ©FAO/Hoang Dinh Nam
Nuclear Science to improve Animal Production in Asia Food for the Future: Meeting the Challenges with Nuclear Applications

Professor Oswin Perera is an expert on livestock production, he studied the health and the reproduction cycle of the Asian water Buffalo for over 30 years. He spoke to Louise Potterton (IAEA) about the importance of the water buffalo and the use of nuclear science in his work. [audio]
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Danao, Philippines © FAo/N.Celis
Photo of the month
19-23 November > Kigali, Rwanda
Laboratory training on rabies diagnosis
22-23 November > Rabat, Morocco
Workshop on “Animal identification and traceability: tools for the management and utilization of genetic resources, the fight against animal diseases and food security”
26-30 November > Bangkok, Thailand
The 15th Asian-Australasian Animal Production (AAAP) Congress
27 November > Bangkok, Thailand
Optimizing Feed Use Efficiency in Ruminant Animal Production System

Influenza Risk Assessment and Risk Modelling: Pandemic Influenza Threats and Beyond

From decentralized offices
HPAI China Highlights bulletin n. 45
Community-Based Animal Health Outreach’ (CAHO) Program In Egypt 2012
Incentivar la producción pecuaria familiar es clave para erradicar el hambre y la inseguridad alimentaria en América Latina y el Caribe

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