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July 31, 2013

Sri Lanka: a farmer feeding cattle. ©FAO/Ishara Kodikara

Accurate and comprehensive feed assessment – a pre-requisite for sustainable livestock sector development

A Regional Initiative on “Animal Feed Resources and their Management in the Asia-Pacific Region”
The increasing feed demands raises the question as to how these feed requirements will be met, particularly in land-constrained countries and regions. An FAO-APHCA Workshop will be organised from 13-15 August 2013 in Bangkok to discuss and review state-of-the art on national feed assessments and to identify critical knowledge gaps [...]

homepage of the FAO dairy gatewayInformation from the entire dairy value chain in one place!

FAO launches the new Dairy-Gateway
The FAO Dairy-Gateway is an information platform that offers a wide range of material about milk production and products with the main focus on conditions in developing countries. It provides a general overview about important topics of dairy production, milk and dairy products and their use. [...]

Cattle. ©FAO/Giulio NapolitanoAnother step towards greater feed safety

The Codex Alimentarius Commission has taken another step towards greater safety of animal feed and to enhanced food safety with the adoption of two additional documents that will help governmental authorities and the industry to protect more efficaciously the human health from the risk arising from the presence of hazardous substances in animal feed and to ensure fairer practices in the trade of animal feed. [...]

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Some of the animals distributed in KassalaLivestock loans in four localities in eastern Sudan
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Plastic jarsFAO supports small dairy producers in Baalbek region
Group photo of participantsLivestock socio-economic and policy network improves formulation of policies in Africa
Deyanira Barrero, Coordinadora Regional del Proyecto Regional Integrado para el Control Progresivo de Fiebre AftosaDiscussion of livestock insurance system proposal that will compensate small producers in case of recurrence of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (in spanish)
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
25-29 August > Perth, Western Australia
24th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP)
26-30 August > Nantes, France
64th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science
26-30 August > Minneapolis, USA
Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods

WHAT'S NEW
Implementing the Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources: updated web pages!
Continued validation critical to success as FLURISK tool nears completion

From decentralized offices
FAO ECTAD Viet Nam Newsletter: June 2013

Bimestriel de la répresentation de la FAO au Cameroun - N°3 Mai-Juin 2013


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