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After 6 years of work by more than 300 researchers from 25 countries and $53 million in funding, the cow genome has arrived. Sequencing of the bovine genome provides new information about mammalian evolution as
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Statement of the Intergovernmental Group on Meat and Dairy Products
FAO’s Intergovernmental Group on Meat and Dairy Products has recommended that countries should coordinate their livestock policies and practices to help the sector achieve its full potential in mitigating climate change.
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The plant genetic diversity is the biological basis of food security and supports the livelihoods of every person on Earth. The conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA) is
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One-stop shop for policy-makers, farmers, scientists and animal welfare organizations
A new internet portal has been launched today by FAO that will serve as a one-stop-shop for individuals and organizations searching for the latest information about the welfare of livestock.
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LEGS to help save livelihoods as well as lives
Following the disastrous 2005 earthquake in Pakistan, several humanitarian organizations came forward to help households who had lost their livestock to rebuild herds and flocks by providing replacement animals
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The Third Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture will bring together in Tunis, from 1 to 5 June 2009, more than 300 participants to
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FAO dairy scheme boosts farm incomes
A dairy project started by FAO in Kabul and four Afghan provinces: Logar, Wardak, Mazar and Kunduz, has proved so successful that the 1 600 farming families taking part have seen their incomes increase fivefold, from
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An FAO initiative for Global Partnership on Seed Security
In order to establish a sustainable seed supply and thereby facilitate food security of member countries, the Plant Production and Protection Division (AGP) started an initiative termed “Seed Alliance Without Boundaries (SAWIB)”. The seed based
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For six weeks in February and March plant breeders and others in South and Southeast Asia debated and shared experiences in an on-line forum about the results of surveys on plant breeding capacity in the
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First edition 2009
The Rural Infrastructure and Agro-industries Division has just brought out a Newsletter covering its activities in 2008 and plans for 2009. The Division covers agribusiness, marketing, mechanization, farm management, agro-industries, post-harvest handling, finance and infrastructure.
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