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April 3, 2014


Focusing on the non-poor is good for the poor

A dual approach to livestock sector investments
Livestock sector policies and investments, which differently target business-oriented and livelihood oriented livestock keepers, are anticipated to trigger a sustainable and inclusive growth of livestock in Sub-Saharan Africa [...]

Partnering for results: FAO and the feed industry publish together a manual on feed safety.

Cover PhotoFAO and the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) have just completed the publication in five languages of the Manual of Good Practices for the Feed Industry, a publication that provides practical information to ensure that only safe manufactured animal feed enters the food chain [...]

FAO-ICARDA delegates urge FAO to form a Near East and North Africa (NENA) Animal Feed Network

photoIn order to better monitor and guide national and regional livestock sector development, it is essential to develop systematic approaches to accurately assess livestock feed supplies and to obtain better insight into how these feed resources are being utilized [...]

  in action
©FAO/Simon MainaLaunching VMERGE: a Research Consortium to better understand Rift Valley fever and other Vector-Borne diseases
©FAO/Giuseppe CarotenutoFAO to collaborate with international NGO (CORDS) in supporting disease surveillance networks globally
©FAO/Hans Wagner Avian disease surveillance guidelines for live bird markets
©FAO/Munir ZamanCall to stay alert for influenza A(H7N9) in China
Youth and Livestock in Africa
Your feedback matters.
Leap logoThe Livestock Environmental Assessment Performance Partnership (LEAP) recently launched for public review the draft guidelines to measure the environmental footprint of feed, poultry and small ruminants. Inputs from experts are particularly appreciated [read more]


31 March - 4 April > The Hague, the Netherlands
Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food
[Side event on feed safety]
2-3 April > Bruxelles, Belgium
87th EuFMD Executive Committee
7 April > Brussels, Belgium
Ensuring Health & Sustainability in Europe: Doctors and Veterinarians emphasise “prevention is better than cure
25-27 April > Bogor, Indonesia
2nd Asian-Australasian Dairy Goat Conference
29 April - 1 May > Iowa State University, Ames, USA
Closing the Yield Gap - Global Food Security Consortium Spring Symposium

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