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January 20, 2014

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Human cases of influenza A(H7N9) on the rise again in Southern and Eastern China

FAO calls for increased vigilance and preparedness in neighboring countries
Human infections with the influenza A(H7N9) virus are on the rise again in China and the upcoming Chinese New Year festivities provide opportunity for further spread and human exposure, FAO warned today. [...]

Senegal nears first victory in war on tsetse fly

©FAO/Kai WiedenhoeferFAO/IAEA project lays foundation for thriving livestock sector. A campaign against the tsetse fly, a pest that transmits a disease that devastates livestock, in the Niayes area near the capital Dakar has radically reduced the fly population and is paving the way for complete eradication [...]

Healthy and sustainable food systems are crucial to fight hunger and malnutrition

©FAO/Hoang Dinh NamNutrition must play a bigger role in agricultural research and development - FAO event at Green Week in Berlin. Managing the livestock sector sustainably is crucial. Building an international coalition of stakeholders committed to working together to improve the environmental performance of the livestock sector is therefore key [...]

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Analysis Laboratories
A Joint FAO-IAG Proficiency Test for Feed Analysis Laboratories in Developing Countries

FAO invites applications from feed analysis laboratories from both public and private institutions for participation in a Ring Test organized jointly with the International Analytic Group (IAG), conducted by the Institute for Animal Nutrition and Feed (Austria Agency for Health and Food Safety). [...]
A herd of goats grazing - ©FAO/Ami VitaleLivestock and the environment [...]
Dairy price indicesFAO DAIRY PRICE INDEX - December 2013 [...]

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Livestock in numbers
Food and agriculture infographic
[more on: Food and agriculture in numbers]

 

 
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