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Stakeholders of the livestock sector committed to collective action during the third Multi-Stakeholder Platform meeting of the Global Agenda of Action that took place on 22, 23, 24 of January in Nairobi. The Agenda brings
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The challenges of meeting increasing demand for livestock products with limiting resources prompted FAO to convene a one day symposium on Optimizing Feed Use Efficiency in Ruminant Animal Production Systems at the AAAP ANIMAL SCIENCE
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A Better Diet for People with Weak Immune Systems
Sri Wahyuni sorts through yellow and silver foil packages: “This is beef, this is from soya beans, and this is a small fish, my favourite,” she says with a smile.
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New study argues that to succeed, breed conservation efforts must empower women
Women livestock keepers worldwide must be recognized as the major actors in efforts to arrest the decline of indigenous breeds, crucial for rural food security and animal genetics, a new FAO study argues.
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Rapid and Early Animal Disease Diagnosis with Nuclear Applications
After a four-hour drive over dusty, potholed roads, the vets finally reach their first destination – Yagoua in the Far North region of Cameroon.
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Improving Crops with Nuclear Science
On his second voyage to the “New World,” the explorer Christopher Columbus sent a ship back to Spain carrying a letter addressed to the King and Queen, dated January 30 1494. He was asking for
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Every day more than 800 transfers of seeds on average are made worldwide for research, training and breeding purposes within the global gene pool of FAO’s International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and
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Indigenous breeds critical to food security now getting government attention
While many countries are taking action to halt the erosion of livestock genetic resources, crucial for food and agriculture, a substantial gap remains that needs to be urgently addressed. Reports from 80 countries on the
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Early detection of pathogens circulating and/or emerging in animal populations is a public and animal health priority. The USAID-funded IDENTIFY project helps FAO to build laboratories’ capacity for early detection and diagnosis of diseases, enabling
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FAO releases first status report on urban gardening
Africa's urban population is growing faster than that of any other region, but many of its cities are not keeping pace with the increasing demand for food that comes with that growth. A new FAO
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