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March 21, 2014

Why good numbers matter for the Livestock Sector and how decision makers can improve them 

Why good numbers matter for the Livestock Sector and how decision makers can improve them

The growing demand for food of animal origin in developing countries represents a major opportunity for poverty reduction. Livestock ownership is recognized as a significant contribution, and in multiple ways, to households’ livelihoods, including through the provision of cash income, food, manure, hauling services, savings, insurance and even social status. [...]

 

  IN ACTIOn
meeting Subregional Focal Point for Animal Genetic Resources in Eastern Africa set in motion [...]
rinderpest control and eradication.Post-rinderpest era but not “case closed” [...]
©FAO/Franco MattioliFAO and OIE to combat transboundary animal diseases in the Near East and North Africa [...]
laboratoryFAO facilitates access to DNA sequencing in laboratories in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia [...]
©FAO/Giulio NapolitanoFAO and Veterinarians Without Borders [...]
logosCollaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW) Message on World Wildlife Day [...]

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  FOCUS on...
coverThe feeding of by-products on small holder dairy farms in Asia and other tropical regions
coverVoluntary Standards for Sustainable Food Systems: Challenges and Opportunities
Syrian refugees in  the Bekaa regionFAO's role in animal health [...]

graphicFAO DAIRY PRICE INDEX – February 2014 [...]

 FROM THE FIELD
FAO-WHO joint briefing session on the latest update of Avian Influenza A (H7N9)

 

 
UPCOMING EVENTS
24-26 March > FAO HQ, Rome, Italy
Disease Surveillance in Live Bird Markets (Ad hoc External Consultation)
24-28 March > N’djamena, Chad
First technical meeting of the RESEPI & RESOLAB networks of Central Africa
25 March > Dublin, Ireland
Animal Health & Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity Network Workshop
27-28 March > La Valette, Malta
REMESA Joint Permanent Committee Meeting
31 March - 4 April > The Hague, the Netherlands
Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food
2-3 April > Bruxelles, Belgium
87th EuFMD Executive Committee

WHAT'S NEW
Poultry: updated web site

From decentralized offices
HPAI China Highlights bulletin n. 61
Boletín No. 13 del Proyecto Regional para el Control Progresivo de la Fiebre Aftosa FAORLC

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