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August 4, 2014

A farmer feeding cows fresh fodder. photo credit: ©FAO/Giulio Napolitano 

FAO, IDF and IFCN map the world’s dairy feeding systems

New publication to serve as key tool in planning dairy chain projects

Gathering information from over 65 countries across 6 continents and a number of production systems, this new report presents for the first time a large set of data on dairy animal feeding systems. This mapping will provide a useful tool for projects aiming at reducing the carbon footprint or improving social performance of the dairy chain, looking at the impact of animal diets on milk composition and human health and nutrition, and also those influencing animal health, welfare and productivity. [...]

FAO warns of fruit bat risk in West African Ebola epidemic

Photo: ©NIAID/Flickr Creative CommonsOrganization working to help prevent transmission of deadly virus from wildlife to humans in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone [...]

“Top Ten” list of food-borne parasites released

A laboratory technician works to identify a worm pest "Top Ten" list identifying the food-borne parasites of greatest global concern has been released today, and new guidelines are being developed to control them. [...]

  in action
coverFocus on: Emergence of porcine epidemic diarrhoea in North America
coverFocus on: FAO works to curb the burden of brucellosis in endemic countries ::: Case studies from Eurasia and the Near East
coverLineamientos de Política para el Desarrollo Sostenible del Sector Ganadero
coverDéveloppement de l’aviculture familiale - Enjeux, opportunités et contraintes
Partnering to combat Rift Valley fever in West Africa
GF-TADs Meetings in Asia and Africa: Objectives and Outcomes
FAO Mozambique launches a vaccination campaign against Newcastle disease
FAO, USAID and SAARC continue building regional preparedness for H7N9 and other avian influenza viruses
The Progressive Control Pathway to Combat Foot-and-Mouth Disease
LinkTADs Update: FAO Coordinates EU-China Research on Transboundary Animal Diseases

17-22 August > Vancouver, Canada
10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production
17-18 September > Berlin, Germany
Special Committee meeting Research and Development EuFMD

From decentralized offices
Plan continental para la erradicación de la peste porcina clásica de las Américas (Boletín Nº6)

Asia better prepared through coordinated efforts to fight transboundary animal diseases

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