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May 16, 2014

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Potential of insects as resources for animal feed

Wageningen University and FAO host international conference on the role of insects in sustainable food production
Insects can provide a sustainable and environmentally-friendly option for animal feed, in addition to already being a mainstay of human diets for 2 billion people worldwide, FAO Assistant Director-General Eduardo Rojas-Briales told an international gathering of researchers in The Netherlands [...]

Resurgence of Foot-and-Mouth Disease in Tunisia

Tunisia: sheep grazing. Photocredit: © FAO/G. TortoliWageningen University and FAO host international conference on the role of insects in sustainable food production
Since 25 April 2014 several outbreaks of Foot-and-Mouth disease (FMD) have been reported in different regions of Tunisia. The Government immediately implemented a contingency plan with the initial technical assistance of FAO and the support of the European Commission for the control of FMD (EuFMD) to the Mediterranean Animal Health Network (REMESA). Currently, FAO is providing further support to formulate a project for emergency assistance following an official request from the Government of Tunisia [...]

 ©FAO/Ami Vitale
MERS-CoV: towards a better understanding of the disease
©FAO/Eran Raizman Mongolia preparedness in event of PPR incursion from China
©FAO/Simon MainaFAO to release Laboratory Mapping Tool on the Web
 Representatives of the animal and public health ministries Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam: meeting to enhance preparedness for Avian Influenza A(H7N9) incursion

cover Meat sector review (Ukraine)
coverTwo documents in
e-reader version! "The feed analysis laboratory: establishment and quality control"
AND "Milk and dairy products in human nutrition". Visit the FAO eBook collection
animal protein A 70% rise in the demand of animal protein is estimated between now and 2050. FAO's role in animal health
Food chainOver the past decade, more than 75% of emerging diseases affecting humans originated from livestock and wildlife. FAO's role in food chain


14-17 May > Ede, The Netherlands
Conference “Insects to Feed the World”
19-20 May > Madrid, Spain
Livestock, Climate Change & Food Security Conference
20-21 May > Muscat, Oman
Technical Consultation Meeting on MERS-CoV and animals
20 May-1 June > Nairobi, Kenya
Regional Conference on Zoonotic Diseases in Eastern Africa
21-23 May > Bangkok, Thailand
Dairy Asia: Towards Sustainability


Changing disease landscapes - Towards a Global Health approach

From decentralized offices
Plan continental para la erradicación de la peste porcina clásica de las Américas (Boletín no.5)

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