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June 6, 2013

 Kenya: a farm worker weighing cow's milk. ©FAO/Simon Maina

FAO adopts radio to reach smallholder dairy producers in Kenya

Over the past few years, FAO has successfully piloted the use of radio to train smallholder dairy producers in Kenya through a program called “Maziwa ni Mali”. The pilot program was carried out in 14 districts in the former Rift Valley Province as a result of a study that targeted dairy farmers, the results of which indicated that over 70% of farmers did not have adequate extension in dairy production [...]

IN ACTION

foto Building capacity in West Bank and Gaza Strip for emergency livestock interventions. FAO Office for West Bank and Gaza Strip and the Animal Production and Health Division joined efforts for the organization of two 3-day Training courses on Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) [...]
foto Food security situation improves in Kenya. Kenya’s crop and livestock production improved over the last year due to above-average rainfall seasons. As a result, an additional 1 million people are now no longer food insecure. This is great news, however, vulnerable livelihoods are still at risk and FAO will keep working towards building long-term resilience [...]
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coverQuality assurance for microbiology in feed analysis laboratories cover bookSix-legged livestock: edible insect farming, collecting and marketing in Thailand [...]
coverTsetse and Trypanosomosis Information (Volume 35/2) milk day logoFAO celebrates World Milk Day. FAO has promoted World Milk Day in recognition of multiple benefits of milk consumption and production. [...]
coverAddressing the avian influenza A(H7N9) emergency ::: Risk management along the food chain
 
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5-8 June > Berlin, Germany
XVI International Symposium of the World Association of Veterinary Laboratory
5-7 June > Trivero, Italy
17th meeting of the FAO-CIHEAM mountain pastures network, Pastoralism and ecosystem conservation
11-13 June > Tangier, Morocco
8th International Seminar of the FAO-CIHEAM Subnetwork on Sheep and Goats Production Systems
12-14 June > Biella, Italy
82nd IWTO Congress
12-16 June > Ulan Baator, Mongolia
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