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November 8, 2013

Veterinarians examining a cow during the real time training courses. Photo credit EuFMD

EuFMD e-learning: new tools for new challenges

The new e-learning capacity is the result of an ongoing collaboration between the Royal Veterinary College (UK) e-media and distance learning units and the European Commission for the control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease. These two courses already available and others in development, will contribute to FMD preparedness and control [...]

Building communities in the Sahel that can weather shocks

A Sahelian pastoralist shakes loose nuts from a tree for his herd to eatRight blend of policies and support to region’s pastoralists can prevent future crises.
While pastoralism has long offered a way for communities to cope with bad weather and a lack of productive land, their vulnerability to drought, flooding, and other disasters has been on the rise due toincreasing competition for access to water and grazing lands [...]

  HIGHLIGHTS
Mr and Mrs Pisal of Bhadali with one of their NARI Suwarna ewes in 2004. ©NARI/Chanda Nimbkar

Overcoming smallholder challenges with biotechnology. From breeding to bugs, a new FAO publication looks at biotechnologies at work in small-scale crop, livestock and fish production [...]
 [download Chapter 3: Case Studies in the Livestock Sector]

  Publications
  in action
coverDeveloping a stepwise approach for rabies prevention and control
coverLivestock country reviews:
poultry sector (Mozambique)
cover Crisis Management Centre – Animal Health (CMC-AH)
Activity Summary: October 2012 to September 2013
Women in their backyard. ©FAO
Poultry projects enhance lives of Afghan women [...]
Cattle drinking from the a river. ©FAO/Ado Youssouf
FAO launches E-Forum DAD-Net East and South Africa [...]

 

 
UPCOMING EVENTS
17-20 November > Davos, Switzerland
2nd Global Risk Forum One Health Summit 2013
9-11 December > FAO HQ, Rome, Italy
LinkTADs Kick-off Meeting

From decentralized offices
Experiencias exitosas de desarrollo ganadero en agricultura familiar campesina de Chile: Estrategia de valorización de productos y de recursos

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Notice and invitation to the e-conference on Role of agro-industrial and forestry by-products in the feeding of dairy animals in Asia and other Tropical Regions [download pdf]

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