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June 25, 2014


FAO is cooperating with the International Egg Commission for the development of poultry producer organizations in Southern Africa

Members of poultry producers' organizations from Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe were joined by FAO and IEC members from Australia, Canada and South Africa for a two-day capacity building seminar in Johannesburg, South Africa. Topics such as egg and human nutrition, poultry health, housing systems, the role of egg producers' organizations and financing for small business were discussed with a number of experts from the FAO and the private sector. [...]


cowAnalyze your livestock data in seconds!

Creating livestock statistics from household surveys is just a few clicks away with the release of the ADePT Livestock module. The module was developed in a collaborative effort between the FAO-World Bank (LSMS)-ILRI-AU-IBAR Livestock Data Innovation in Africa project, the FAO’s Statistics Division and the Computational Tools team of the Development Research Group of the World Bank. [read PDF]

coverAnimal Genetic Resources - an international journal 54
Article: Predicting the risk of avian influenza A H7N9 infection in live-poultry markets across Asia (nature)
coverThe role, impact and welfare of working (traction and transport) animals
Article: Mapping the Global Distribution of Livestock (Plos One)

Feed and Feeding for Farmers video competition
FAO invites PhD students and young researchers from developing countries to participate in a video competition with the objective to share information on promising animal nutrition technologies that will contribute to improved feeding of livestock [read PDF]


24-27 Jun > Stavanger, Norway
XIVth European Poultry Conference
1 July > Madrid, Spain
LEAP 6th Steering Committee Meeting
7-8 July > FAO HQ, Rome
Italy PCP-FMD training workshop

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